Delaware Historical Association

Delaware Historical Association

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Overby Honored As Educator, Advocate, and Mentor

Lynette Young Overby: A Master At Her Craft

Lynnette Young Overby’s career has included work as a grade-school physical education teacher, doctoral student, college professor, author, researcher, national advocate for arts education, choreographer, performer and mentor to numerous students and young faculty members.

“Advocacy is very important to me, and so are mentoring and teaching, research and service,” said Overby, professor of theatre and dance at the University of Delaware.

“But at the center of everything has always been dance.”

Overby’s prolific and wide-ranging career is formally recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO).

Growing up in Dover, Delaware, Overby began piano lessons at age 5, but when a new dance school opened several years later, she pleaded with her mother to let her take classes there.

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How It Began

“The Historical Society of Delaware, Inc.” was founded on May 31, 1864, William Bringhurst presented the first recorded gift to the organization, “A Piece of the Boat in which Washington crossed the Delaware.” From that modest beginning, the society has acquired an extraordinary collection of more than 3,000,000 objects, books, documents, photographs, and maps related to Delaware’s past.

Our Vision

A society inspired and empowered by Delaware history to shape the future.

The Delaware Historical Society is a dynamic, evolving organization with a statewide mission to explore, preserve, share and promote Delaware history, heritage and culture to strengthen our community. Visitors of all ages visit our campuses in Wilmington and New Castle to learn about treasures in the collections, study the historic buildings that house the Society and engage in the programs, exhibitions, classes, lectures, tours, and workshops that help us understand and appreciate the First State’s rich history.
Love this place. So full of wonderous stories that tell the history of our wonderful state!
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