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.


June 2018



Please note: the DHS Research Library will operate on a modified summer schedule from June 19-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.


Thursday, June 7, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
A Dream Deferred: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, Delaware History Museum

Join the Delaware Historical Society, Delaware Humanities, and the Delaware Art Museum for a screening of the documentary A Dream Deferred: Remembering the 1968 Occupation of the National Guard in Wilmington. Details.


Monday, June 11, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Reading Group
Research Library Meeting Room

Join us for the next discussion on Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the F.B.I. by David Grann.  Details.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
New Directions in African American History: Book presentation and signing 

John Thabiti Willis, Associate Professor in the Department of History at Carleton College and Associate Editor of the Journal of West African History, will speak on his book, Masquerading Politics:  Kinship, Gender, and Ethnicity in a Yoruba Town (Indiana University Press, 2017). The presentation will be followed by a book signing, and the book will be available for purchase in the museum gift shop. Details.


Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Library, Open Research

Saturday, June 16, 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!


through June 17, 2018
Crafting Identity
Read House & Gardens

A unique exhibit that highlights contemporary textile art along with works from the Society's collections to help visitors see how history shapes us and how we shape the stories we tell about the past. Details.


Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Vietnam Mailbag, Voices from the War: 1968-1972
Delaware History Museum

Journalist Nancy E. Lynch and Vietnam veteran Rick Lovekin join forces for a powerful program honoring those who served in the Vietnam War. Details.


Saturday, June 30, 2018, 3:00 p.m. (Note: tickets must be purchased in advance by June 20)
Documentary Screening: I Am MLK Jr.
Brandywine Town Center 16, 3300 Brandywine Parkway, Wilmington

I Am MLK Jr.celebrates the life and explores the character of American icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Following his journey across the mountaintops and valleys while capturing the Civil Rights Movement at large, the film provides intimate, first hand insights on Dr. King, exploring moments of personal challenge and elation, his legacy and an ongoing movement that is as important today as when Dr. King first shone a light on the plight of his fellow African Americans. Click here to reserve your tickets directly and for more details.

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


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