Tilton Society of Delaware

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Tilton Society of Delaware Board Members

Michele Schiavoni, President

Cynthia Pritchard, Vice President

Susan O’Donnell, Treasurer

Emma Odren, Secretary

Valarie Windle Leary, Board Member

Suzanne Savery, Board Member

Mark Thompson, Board Member

Charlie Tomlinson, Board Member

The Tilton Mansion

The Tilton Mansion

Tilton Mansion was built on land bought by James Tilton, MD from Bancroft Woodcock in 1792. Learn all about the mansion’s history from then until today!

Mission Statement

The Tilton Society of Delaware is a 501c3 whose purpose is to educate, promote and preserve the legacy of Dr. James Tilton and the historic significance of his home, the Tilton Mansion on Broom Street in Wilmington, Delaware. The Tilton Mansion is a contributing property to the Eighth Street Park Historic District (or Tilton Park Historic District).

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Dr. James Tilton

“His firsts are far-reaching and extend into agricultural firsts and meteorological
firsts, all recorded in the likes of the Library of Congress. While
this might be in fact be the first time that you have heard about
Tilton, it is our hope that it is not the last.”

Learn all about the Tilton Society’s namesake and his impact on the world yesterday and today.

Tilton Society of Delaware
Tilton Society of Delaware
Interesting Information 🇺🇲
Tilton Society of Delaware
Tilton Society of Delaware
Doctor Joseph Maull

Born in Lewes on September 6, 1781, he was the son of John and Mary Marsh Maull. Choosing to become a physician, he studied medicine with Doctor Jacob Wolfe. By 1803 he had moved to Milton, where he served the medical needs of local residents for the remainder of his life. Doctor Maull’s career of public service began when he was appointed to serve as Sussex County Trustee of the Poor in 1810. During the War of 1812, he was a member of the State Militia and participated in the defense of Lewes during the British bombardment in April 1813. Active in the business affairs of the community, he was largely responsible for the construction of the milldam which formed present-day Wagamon’s Pond in 1815. In addition to the successful grist mill which was established as a result, he was also the owner of a saw mill and bark mill upstream. First elected to the State Senate in 1816, Maull’s record of service as a member of that body was one of the most distinguished in Delaware during the 19th century. A member of the Whig party, he was chosen to lead the Senate as Speaker in 1845. Next in line of succession, he became Governor of Delaware on March 5, 1846, following the sudden death of Governor Thomas Stockton. Two months later, Governor Joseph Maull also died suddenly at his home in Milton on May 3. He was laid to rest at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lewes.

Tilton Society of Delaware
Tilton Society of Delaware
Dover-local Tom Marvel joins us *today* at First State Heritage Park in Dover from 10:00-3:00 to explore Revolutionary War surgeons. Get hands-on (but not too hands on...or is it hands off?) with history!

Tilton Society of Delaware
Tilton Society of Delaware
Congratulations Tilton Society of Delaware's Suzanne Slavery! 👏👏👏

Secretary of State Jeff Bullock recently announced that Suzanne Savery will lead the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs (HCA) as its next director after Tim Slavin’s departure on June 30, 2022.

Ms. Savery most recently served as the deputy director of HCA and assumed the new role on July 1, 2022.

Congratulations Suzanne! Read below to learn more about Suzanne's goals for the division and her experience in the museum and preservation field!

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