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.


APRIL 2019



Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Read House & Gardens Reopens for the Season!
42 The Strand, New Castle, DE!

Come explore one of America's most beautiful homes, the Read House & Gardens.The 22-room, 14,000-square-foot Read House dominates the streetscape with its distinctive Philadelphia architectural style and is surrounded by formal gardens installed in 1847-48. See décor additions made in the 20th century that were featured in magazines like Town & Country, including a Prohibition-era speakeasy in the basement.  Click here for hours, directions and fees.

Friday, April 5, 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.


Sunday, April 7, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Mélomanie Provocative Pairings & Early Contemporary Works
Old Town Hall

Special performance with Mélomanie and composer/percussionist Jonathan Whitney. Details.


Spring break schedule:

Friday, April 19, 2019: Administrative Offices, Read House and Gardens, Research Library - closed
Saturday, April 20, 2019: Research Library - closed | Read House & Gardens - open

Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, 2019:
Delaware History Museum and the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage will be open with regular, operating hours, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Saturday, April 20, 2019
FREE for Teachers!
Read House & Gardens, 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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 and the Read House & Gardens in New Castle, 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, April 27, 2019, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Every Day Should be Earth Day!
Delaware History Museum | Mitchell Center for African American Heritage | Old Town Hall

Celebrate Earth Day at the Delaware History Museum with fun for the whole family. Activities, games and crafts. 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.