About the Port Penn Area Historical Society
The Port Penn Area Historical Society was formed in June 1981.
The Society’s purpose is to collect, preserve, care for, maintain, instruct, and encourage
public interest in all matters, facts and things of any nature relating to history.
Please consider assisting us in our current endeavor. All donations are tax deductible.
News and Notes...
Meetings in 2017
The Port Penn Area Historical Society will meet
four times in 2017.
Our meetings are open to everyone and we invite
you to attend, give us some feedback, and
Unless noted, all meetings are at the Port Penn
Thursday, February 2, 7:00pm
Sunday, April 2 1:00pm-3:00pm (at our Annual Spring
Members' Event, to be held at the Thousand Acre
Farm in Port Penn)
Thursday, September 7, 7:00pm
Thursday, December 7, 7:00pm
Wetlands Festival 2016
a tradition of boats, hunting, fishing & trapping at the Grass Dale Center
in Delaware City.
Saturday, September 10th 11:00am-3:00pm
Click here to learn more.
New Look to our Website
Welcome to the new Port Penn Historical Society website. We've changed
our look to make it more accessible and easier to use.
Let us know what you think.
Spring Newsletter 2016
newsletter for Spring 2016 is available online. In this issue you can learn
about the history of the Hubbs house in Port Penn. It also has a list of
events planned for the Interpretive Center, and the ever-popular President's
Click here for details!
Welcome Rachael Phillos
New Fort Delaware Park Superintendent
Rachael Phillos, a Delaware native, has felt a connection
with nature since she was a young child, and her family's yearly camping
trips cemented it. This connection is what set her on her life's path. She
was hired as Park Superintendent at Fort Delaware State Park in the fall
of 2015/ Rachael has been working with Delaware State Parks since June 2006.
She started at White clay Creek & Lums Pond, moved to Trap Pond, and prior
to the new position at Fort Delaware she worked as the Trainer/Educator
for Killens Pond State Park. She also worked for the Delaware nature Society
at Abbotts Mill.
Rachael has a BS in Wildlife conservation and Ecology from the University
of Delaware and holds a number of certifications including First Aid/CPR/AED
instructor, Small Craft Safety Canoe and Kayak Instructor, Basic Water Rescue
Instructor, and National Association of Interpretation Certified Interpretive
Guide. Originally from Georgetown, she now resides in Frederica. In her
spare time she likes to walk her 85 pound dog, an Rottweiler mix named Ranger,
at the local state park. He sometimes walks her instead. She is an avid
reader, an occasionally binges on Netflix DVD marathons.