Manor House Lecture Series

History of Telephones in Delaware


Jim Bowden

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Monday, May 13, 2024

7:00 PM

Local historian and creator of “Seaford Delaware, a Look Back in Time” Facebook page, with share his vast knowledge of the history of telephones in Delaware. A ubiquitous and mundane object in the 21st Century, telephones revolutionized our society when they came into wide use. Business, public safety, and teenager’s social lives were all enhanced by this invention. Don’t miss this fascinating talk!

Admission is FREE

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Photo: 2014, Brice Stump,


Coming to the Manor House Lecture Series:

We take a break for the summer. Look for our list of fall lectures in a few months.


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