The Hometown Delaware project was started by the Archives more than two years ago in order to receive the public’s help in identifying individuals in the Archives’ vast collection of approximately 800,000 photographs.
The project travels to different towns throughout the state and provides photographs from that local area that contain individuals who have not been identified by name.
Most of the pictures displayed date from the 1930s through the 1950s and include class photographs, sports teams, bands, service organizations and a variety of other pictures.
The project began at the Milford Public Library in September 2006. More than 450 individuals were identified in Milford alone. Hometown Delaware has traveled to Millsboro, Georgetown, Seaford, Laurel, Bridgeville, Harrington, Smyrna, Lewes, Milton, and Rehoboth Beach.
This is the second trip for some of the photos to Rehoboth Beach. The project will continue in different towns throughout the state for the next several years.
For information about the project, call Nancy Alexander at the Rehoboth Beach Museum at (302) 227-7310. The Museum is open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission fees apply for touring the galleries but there is no charge for identifying people in the photographs.