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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.


May 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 16 and 30, 2017
Wine & Weed at the Read House & Gardens

Volunteers continue to meet every other week on Tuesday evenings to keep the grounds neat and tidy throughout the spring, summer and early fall. Refeshments follow gardening sessions. Please contact manstine@dehistory.org for more details if you are interested in volunteering. Details.


Choose Your Own Tour continues at the Read House!
May 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2017

The Read House & Gardens continues self-guided tours on Wednesdays and Thursdays through May 11. Select your route for exploring the Read House and focus on one or more themes highlighting George Read II, the servants who worked in the house, or the architecture that recently earned the Read House a National Historic Landmark designation. Details.


Archaeology at the Read House & Gardens
May 5, 6, 12 or 13, 2017
Between 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Students from the University of Delaware continue a small archaeological excavation at the Read House & Gardens this spring. Join us on site to observe and talk with students about their project and experiences. Details.


Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Library, Open Research

Volunteers from the Delaware Genealogical Society will be on hand to answer individual research questions.


Friday, May 19, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Untapped History: Liquid Alchemy

Learn about Delaware brewing history along with samples, including mead, with Liquid Alchemy.
Details and registration information.


Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
A Day in Old New Castle

Become a part of the 93-year tradition that includes home and garden tours in New Castle. View select rooms of the Read House & Gardens and play traditional games enjoyed throughout American history. Details.


New Directions in African American History Lecture Series:
Lecture with author Sonja D. Williams, Howard University
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Professor Williams will discuss her new book, Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom. Details.


Society Administrative Offices and Library Closed for Memorial Day
Monday, May 29, 2017



June 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Wilmington Art Loop

The Delaware History Museum offers FREE admission the first Friday of each month. Enjoy the Wilmington Art Loop with a visit to the museum! Art Loop details.


Saturday, June 3, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Pop Up Museum Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month
You create the exhibit!  Click here for details.


Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Library, Open Research

Volunteers from the Delaware Genealogical Society will be on hand to answer individual research questions.


Saturday, June 17, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Family Program: An Immigrant's Story

Hands-on activities that tell the story of immigration to Delaware. Details.


Monday, June 19, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Reading Group

The next reading discussion will be on: Over Here: The First World War and American Society by David M Kennedy.   Details.


Monday, June 22, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Contemporary History Series: Growing Business in Delaware: The Politics of Job Creation in a Small State

Dr. Ed Ratledge will present on the Delaware economy. Details.





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