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NEWSLETTERS


The Port Penn Historical Society Newsletter is a regular publication featuring lively essays, interviews, and forums. Many prominent historians have appeared in our pages, including David Orr, Lee Jennings, Bob Beck and Bernie Herman.


Spring 2019

The history of the Ashton District; some history of Port Penn drawn from early newspapers; this year's Interpretive Center Programs; and the always-in-demand President's Letter.

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Spring 2018

The history of the Port Penn School (now the Interpretive Center); info about the 2018 Wetlands Festival; meet Mike Hitch, the new parks Manager; this year's Interpretive Center Programs; and the always-in-demand President's Letter.

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Spring 2017

A whale of a tale about the Port Penn Shark; a recap of last fall's Wetlands Festival; meet the new parks assistant manager; this year's Interpretive Center Programs; and the ever-popular President's Letter.

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Spring 2016

The history of the Hubs house in Port Penn; a tribute to Julie Sidwell; meet the new Fort Delaware superintendent; Interpretive Center Programs 

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Spring 2015

The history of Reedy Island; Port Penn houses; Letter From the Executive Director; Recent projects; Interpretive Center Programs

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The feature article on Reedy Island is online here, with links to all the references.


Spring 2014

The Value of Interviews; Report on the Alrichs House; Letter From the President; Interpretive Center Programs

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Spring 2013

The Port Penn Railroad; Letter From the President; Interpretive Center Programs

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Spring 2012

Oral History Project: Jeanne Swan, Letter From the President, Interpretive Center Programs

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Winter 2010

Historic Port Penn church, Letter From the President, Interpretive Center Programs

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Winter 2009

Historic Port Penn Schools, Letter From the President, Interpretive Center Programs

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Spring 2005

The Cannery, A Glance Back at Delaware Canneries

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Winter 2004

Heritage Day Camp, Stewart Cemetery conservation, Letter from the President

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Spring 2002

The C&D Canal, Picnic Brunch at the Lighthouse, Parks in Port Penn

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Spring 2001

Parks in Port Penn, Letter from the President, Market Gunners, Beaten Biscuits

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Winter 2000

Lighthouses and Buoys, Bay View Beach, Liston Range Front Light, Baseball display

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Fall 2000

Remembering Fishing, the Cleaver House, Waterman sculpture

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Spring 2000

The Last Waterman, Port Penn Area Preservation Coalition, Historic Decoys

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Spring 1994

The William Walker House, All About Shad, Interpretive Center Renovation

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Fall 1993

Volume 1, No. 1! New Beginnings, the Eakin-Zacheus House, Robert A. Beck

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