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Conversation with Dan Shortridge and Rachel Kipp | Secret Delaware

Online & In-Person


Back by popular demand - join us in-person in the library or online for a conversation with Dan Shortridge and Rachel Kipp, authors of Secret Delaware: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure. An "armchair guide" to Delaware history, it contains more than 80 stories about little-known narratives, oddities, attractions and ephemera from the First State's past and present -- from the tale of the Cape Henlopen quarantine station to the life story of Delaware's groundbreaking female astronomer. Almost every item is connected to a place that people can visit, but the focus is on the stories.

Rachel Kipp and Dan Shortridge are a husband and wife writing team with nearly four decades of combined experience in journalism and public relations. They have lived in Delaware for a total of 40 years, living or working in all three counties. As reporters for Delaware's largest newspaper, they covered the state from top to bottom, writing about education, the arts, politics, government, business and more. They have also worked in communications, marketing, and content leadership for universities, state agencies, and local schools in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Rachel and Dan live in central Delaware with their three children, and are always on the hunt for new things to do and places to go.

We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of their book from Browseabout Books by clicking HERE. Call-in orders are accepted at (302) 226-2665 or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website. Each copy purchased comes signed. Books will be available for sale and for signing at the event.

NOTE: this session is available to attend in-person or through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER and indicate which you prefer.

If you have need assistance with registration or getting your Zoom invitation, please email us.

Basic written instructions for using Zoom may be found here and a brief video tutorial may be found here. Closed captioning is available for all our sessions. Information on enabling closed captioning in Zoom may be found here.

This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
5:00pm - 6:00pm Eastern Time
Large Meeting Room
Lewes Public Library
  Adults     Older Adults  
  Book Discussions  

Registration is required. There are 97 in-person seats available. There are 493 online seats available.