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Feb. 11, 2020 5:00 pm

15 Delaware Instragrams worth following

How to make your Insta experience that much more local.
Try some homegrown Instas.

Try some homegrown Instas.

(Photo by Pexels user Daria used under a Creative Commons license)

If your curate your Instagram right, it can be an escapist retreat, a learning tool or an art gallery in your pocket — and while few people probably go hyperlocal on Instagram with all of the content from all over the world, there are local Instagrams that fill those niches, while reminding you that your own backyard is pretty cool.

For our latest social media roundup, we looked for Delaware ‘grams with eye-catching photos and not a lot of text-heavy posts. Some are people, some are orgs, some are businesses, but all have a handle on using their brand to make scrollers pause.

In no particular order, here are 15 of them:

1. Beth Baker

If you follow the #Delagram tag, you’ve probably seen Beth Baker’s stunning photographs of Sussex County.

2. Delaware Public Archive

Every day is a mini history lesson via vintage photographs, like this 1917 image of African American World War I draftees.

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DELAWARE SNAPSHOT 📸⁠ ⁠ Celebrating African-American History⁠ ⁠ Black History Month had its first national designation in 1976 from President Gerald Ford, but the idea is a half-century older. In 1926, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History held the first Negro History Week. It was mid-February for the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Delaware Public Archives’ exhibit, “The Great War & The First State,” highlights the vital role of African-Americans such as the draftees shown here.⁠ ⁠ – Compiled by robin brown⁠ Photo: Circa 1917⁠ Delaware Public Archives ⁠ Hardesty Photograph Collection⁠ ⁠ #DelawareSnapshot #DelawarePublicArchives #VisitDEArchives #Delaware #netDE⁣ #delagram #AfricanAmerican #AfricanAmericanHistory #BlackHistory #BlackHistoryMonth

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3. Delaware Fun-a-Day

February is Delaware Fun-a-Day Maker’s Month, when Delawareans take on the challenge to create a work of art each day, some of which are shared on its Instagram. The exhibit will March 6 to 15 at the Center for Creative Arts in Hockessin.

4. Miss Jone

Wilmington designer Miss Jone’s Mom Sh!t bags became a viral hit on Instagram, making her a true homegrown influencer.

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I cherish the day…. 🙏🏾❤️

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5. State of Delaware’s Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs

All kinds of artifacts, from the highly impactful to the fascinating mundane (like this old server pad from the Old Court House Tea Room) from the State of Delaware’s Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs collections.

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It’s been warm but today is quite dreary. Perfect day to enjoy a nice cup of tea. The Old Courthouse Tea Room operated inside the current New Castle Courthouse Museum from 1926 until the 1940s and was popular with celebrities traveling to and from New Jersey via the New Castle-Pennsville Ferry. Notable guests include Audrey Hepburn and Shirley Temple! Temple visited in 1938, garnering much excitement from the press. One newspaper reporter, eager for the scoop, snuck to the rear window of the building where he overheard her exclaim “I am no sissy” when her mother tried to cut her chicken sandwich into quarters. Visit the New Castle Courthouse Museum to see photos of the tea room in its heyday. #tea #teatime #teahouse #tearoom #tealovers #teaparty #cuppatea #teasandwich #sandwich #ferry #audreyhepburn #shirleytemple #journalism #scoop #newcastle #winter #coldweather #cold #HCAcollections #DelawareHistory #NetDE

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6. Delaware on Tap

The Delaware on Tap app offers all kinds of info on Delaware breweries. The Instagram is a particularly good place for it to show off local label art.

7. AbbyVenture

This Delaware-based adventure blog follows Abby Shepherd on her travels around the U.S. and the world.

8. Delaware Wild Lands

This nonprofit’s Instagram features lots of nature — including wild animals — in Delaware.

9. Delaware Humane

Thinking about adopting a(nother) pet? Follow Delaware Humane for cute pics of available animals, as well as news when they run incentives like their 40 for $40.

10. Delaware Arts Spotlight

Who’s your favorite Delaware artist? If you don’t have a long list to choose from (or if you do but it’s never long enough), follow this Insta for mini features on members of the Delaware arts community.

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Happy Monday! For today's Spotlight we will take a glimpse into the world of JaQuanne LeRoy, an up-and-coming artist whose practice is rooted in the city and connecting people to art through his unique abilities. . @jaquanne.leroy is many things–an artist, a teacher, a curator, and an active community member. This year, JaQuanne is serving as the @delartmuseum Teaching Artist and Curator in Residence (a position where he teaches school partnerships for the Museum and curates both the @dcadedu and @chriswhitegallery galleries) but long before he held this post he was teaching at many other elementary schools and at the Bellevue Community Center which is one way he keeps his creativity alive. His personal work is generally acrylic but even in his own practice he experiments with new media like digital art and collage. LeRoy focuses mostly on portraits but also has worked on large-scale murals like the one pictured here (co-created with @smashedlabel ) located at Father Tucker Park. . Coming up next? He is currently working on facilitating and curating the show @plantlifeinthecity which will be at Chris White Gallery in April, but they are accepting submissions for work until March 6th.

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11. Del Pez Mexican Gastropub

We could do a whole post on local food Instagrams (in fact, we have), but Del Pez really has the food photography thing down.

12. Cozy Ever After

This Newark-based Etsy shop sells whimsical items for the home, and uses Instagram to draw people with its cute photos.

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💗Happy Saturday, friends! 💗 It’s time for another round of #startyourdaywithrae . We love seeing how you all style your Rae Dunn pieces week after week! It’s easy to play along! . Here's what to do: Post an original photo anytime Saturday or Sunday using #startyourdaywithrae and be sure to follow ALL of the hosts and our cohost for a chance to be featured and to co-host with us next week! ☕️ Vicki @the.rustic.shed . ☕️ Sherry @vintagehomeandgarden . ☕️ Lynne @myfamilythyme . ☕️ Pamela @theblondenest . ☕️ Ashley @cozyeverafter . ☕️ Cohost- Dana @itscuterwithwords A big thank you to Lindsay @franklin_farmhouse for co-hosting with us last week ❤️! Tag a friend or two to play along if you like! Would my tagged friends like to share? _____________________________ 📸 @itscuterwithwords . . #raedunn #raedunnmugs #raedunnobsession #decorhashtagfeed #saturdayhashtag #sundayhashtagfeed #raedunncollection #igdecor #instadecor #farmhousestyle #raedunnclay #farmhousedecor #homedecorinspo #lookforthelovely #februarydecor #newyearnewdunn #valentinedecor #redandwhitedecor #valentinecandy #create #creativedecor #sweets #canisterdecor #raedunnhearts

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13. Nextfab Delaware

The Wilmington makerspace always has cool locally made items to share.

14. Kyle Kaminski

Another Sussex County photographer who captures the best of the Delaware beaches.

15. Delaware Fresh Memes

Because sometimes you just want a locally relatable meme.

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