Wreck of “Falmouth” Rehoboth Beach, Del. [1907 or later], Delaware Postcard Collection. Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Aug. 1-Sept. 4: 'Delaware Beaches'

Library announces exhibition 'Delaware Beaches: Tales from the Deep End'

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10:06 a.m., July 30, 2012--The University of Delaware Library has announced the opening of a new exhibition “Delaware Beaches: Tales from the Deep End,” in the Information Room on the first floor of the Morris Library. The exhibition will be on view from Wednesday, Aug. 1, through Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Local legends and folklore have historical and cultural significance, and are an intrinsic part of a community’s identity. These stories spark intrigue and curiosity, as well as, provide insight into the past. This exhibition will feature books that focus on true stories of shipwrecks off the Delaware coast, legends about the Delaware Cape and local lore surrounding the shores of Delaware.

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Oct. 22, 23: Perspectives gallery talks

The University of Delaware's Colette Gaiter and Camara Holloway will present gallery talks in the University Museums' Perspectives series on Wednesday, Oct. 22, and Thursday, Oct 23.

Oct. 23: 'Black Women in the Media'

UD's Lambda Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will host an event titled "Black Women in the Media: The Politics of Womanhood" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in 205 Gore Hall.

“Delaware Beaches: Tales from the Deep End” is curated by Laurie Rizzo, assistant librarian, Special Collections Department, with exhibition preparation by Anita Wellner, library assistant, Manuscripts and Archives Department, and design and installation of both the physical and virtual exhibition by Laurie Rizzo, assistant librarian in the Special Collections Department. 

The exhibition will be available online.

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