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.





Research Library Schedule:
Please note
: The Delaware Historical Society Research Library will be closed through March 1, 2019 for maintenance and special projects. While staff are unable to accept online research requests during this period, researchers can access our online catalog,
AskCaesar. For your convenience, the library will remain open at the following times:

Mondays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, February  16, 10 a.m. to 4 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 4.


Friday, February 1, 2019, 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Art Loop Wilmington
Delaware History Museum

Experience Wilmington's signature arts and creative community. Guided tours available. Details.


Monday, February 4, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century
Presentation and Book Signing
Delaware History Museum 

Dr. Tera W. Hunter, Professor of History and African American Studies, Princeton University, will dicuss and and sign copies of her recent work Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century. FREE.  Details and Registration.

Friday, February 8, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Copeland Room, Delaware History Museum
Pick Your Poison: A Wine and Chocolate Tasting Event

Love is in the air and with it, the scents of wine and chocolate! Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Delaware Historical Society for a wine and chocolate tasting as we share stories of love and love-gone-wrong throughout Delaware history. From love letters dripping with affection to news articles of a murderess and her box of poisoned chocolates it will be a night of wine, sweets, and scandal. So, come pick your poison, because nothing says Valentine’s Day like a box of chocolates. Details and registration.


Saturday, February 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Library, Open Research


Saturday, February 16, 2019
FREE for Teachers!
Delaware History Museum, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Teachers, did you know that you can visit the Delaware History Museum in Wilmington 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, February 16, 2019
A Legacy of Opportunity: The History of Delaware State University
Delaware History Museum,  Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, 3:00 p.m.

Documentary screening with filmmaker Michael Oates and historian Carlos Holmes. Details.

Monday, February 18, 2019
All Society sites are closed in honor of Presidents' Day.

PNC Family Day, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Delaware History Museum

A full day of family fun with a baseball theme. Details.

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
Mélomanie Provocative Pairings & Early Contemporary Works
Old Town Hall

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in an intimate setting for Baroque & contemporary music for the first concert of the new year with Mélomanie! Details.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
The Cabinetmakers's Account: John Head's Record of Craft & Commerce in Colonial Philadelphia, 1718-1753
Read House & Gardens

Presentation and book signing with author Jay Robert Stiefel. Details.



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

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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.