EXHIBITIONS

Click here for a full listing including the Delaware History Museum, Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, Old Town Hall, Willingtown Square, and the Read House & Gardens.

 


LECTURES

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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.

 

 

February 2017

Research Library -
To better serve our researchers, the Delaware Historical Society Research Library will be closed from Tuesday, January 3-Friday, March 3, 2017 for reorganization. While staff will be unable to accept online research requests during this period, researchers will still be able to access our online catalog, Ask Caesar. For your convenience, the library will remain open at the following times:

Mondays, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 18, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Thank you for your patience and continued interest in the Delaware Historical Society.  Our library staff looks forward to serving you when we resume normal operating hours on Monday, March 6, 2017.

 

Through March 30, 2017
Almost as Fast as Birds Can Fly: The History of Railroads in Delaware
Old Town Hall, Poole Gallery

The exhibition chronicles how the railroad influenced the growth of transportation, the movement of goods, and the development of towns and cities in Delaware into the modern era. Details.

 

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sharing Roots
Copeland Room, Delaware History Museum

Join the Society for the second of a four-part screening of the 2016 television production of Roots - details.


Saturday, February 11, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sharing Roots
Copeland Room, Delaware History Museum


Join the Society for the third of a four-part screening of the 2016 television production of Roots - details.

 

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 Tours
Courtship, Letters, and Love: Romance at the Read House & Gardens

Visitors will tour select rooms of the Read House while seeing letters and objects from DHS collections that tell the story of love and courtship, from the 19th century to the present. Beverages and light snacks provided.
Reservations required.
Details.

 

Saturday, February 18, 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, February 18, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sharing Roots Family Programming
Delaware History Museum

During museum hours, enjoy special family programming including games and story time inspired by Roots - details.

 

Monday, February 20, 2017
Society is closed for Presidents' Day.

 

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sharing Roots
Copeland Room, Delaware History Museum

Join the Society for the conclusion of the four-part screening of the the 2016 television production of Roots - details.

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
New Directions in African American History Speaker Series with Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Copeland Room, Delaware History Museum

Dr. Dunbar, Blue and Gold Professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware, will discuss her new book, Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge - details.

 

 

 

March 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Contemporary History Series
Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry
Copeland Room, Delaware History Museum

Dr. Tiffany Gill will present on female African American entrepreneurship as it relates to culture, activism, and building community - details.


Saturday, March 11, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Underground Railroad in Delaware

Walk in the footsteps of freedom seekers and the abolitionists who helped them on their journey to freedom. Details.

 

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Teaching the Holocaust   Echoes and Reflections
Professional Development.

Free teacher workshop - details.

 

Saturday, March 18, 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,  March 18, 2017, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Family Program
Under Lock and Key
Read House & Gardens

Where do you keep your treasures? A special tour on storage during the Read house period followed by a bandbox craft for you to make and take home. Reservations required. Details.
 

Friday, March 24, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Untapped History Series
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad


Kathyn Harris will perform her one-woman show re-creating the life and experiences of Harriet Tubman, followed by an interactive version of Pictionary.
Details.
 

 


April 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Reading Group
Free - all are welcome!

This month the Reading Group will discuss Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Orkent. Details.

 

Saturday, April 15, 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.

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
2017 Delaware History Makers Award Event - DETAILS
Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington

 

 

 

Delaware History Museum   |  Mitchell Center for African American Heritage   |   Old Town Hall   |   Research Library   |   Willingtown Square    |   Read House & Gardens  

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The Delaware Historical Society is the statewide, non-profit organization that explores, preserves, shares, and promotes Delaware history, heritage, and culture to strengthen our community.