Ongoing, Wilmington Campus
Between the Rivers, Walking Tours of Wilmington's Historic District - the Delaware Historical Society is pleased to offer reserved guided tours of Wilmington's historic Market Street.


        August  2018



Please note: the DHS Research Library will operate on a modified summer schedule through September 14, 2018 to accommodate new leadership and restructuring. Library staff will continue to assist visitors and provide reference, image reproduction, and research services during this time. We appreciate your interest, and look forward to resuming our regular hours in the fall.

Research Library Summer Hours:
Mondays, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesdays, CLOSED
Thursday, Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Open third Saturday of every month, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
Copeland Room, Delaware History Museum
Join our team as a Museum Interpreter - click here for details!


CALENDAR UPDATE: The Read House & Gardens are closed August 15 through August 21 and will re-open with normal hours Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 11 a.m.

Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Library, Open Research

Saturday, August 18, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
FREE for Teachers!
Delaware History Museum

Teachers, did you know that you can visit the Delaware History Museum free of charge on the third Saturday of every month? When you visit, just have proof of employment to enjoy the Society's current and permanent exhibitions. See you there!


Saturday, August 18, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
August Quarterly Panel Discussion: The Black Church and Interfaith Traditions
Delaware History Museum

This year’s week-long August Quarterly celebration will be marked by a special panel discussion at the Delaware Historical Society’s Mitchell Center on the role of interfaith religious traditions in the Black Church. Participants in the discussion represent intellectual perspectives on practices of Judaism, Islam, humanism and evangelicalism by people of African descent in the U.S. They will explore commonalities and differences in the spiritual traditions, as related to forms of cultural expression, social protest and social justice movements, including hip hop. Their discussion with audience participants is intended to encourage inspiring thought about how African Americans of all spiritual backgrounds are ultimately one community, diverse in our faith, beliefs and practices, but united in a message of liberation.  Across different forms of worship, we come together to seek equality, justice and freedom of expression and participation in American life. Details.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Harry N. Baetjer III Junior Fellows Program Final Presentations
Copeland Room, Delaware History Museum

Join us as Evan Ciecko, Marshall Cole, Hollis du Pont, Whitney Grinnage-Cassidy, and Jane Lyons discuss their projects and experiences as this summer’s fellows! Reception to follow.  Details.


Please visit as more programs are added to the Society's schedule!






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