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.

 

 

July 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Society closed for Independence Day!

 

Saturday, July 8, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Family Program: Hooray for Independence Day!

Discover Delaware's important role in choosing independence and fighting for freedom during the Revolutionary War.
Hands-on activities, drill like a Continental soldier, enjoy story time, and a 4th of July craft - fun for all ages! Details.

 

Tuesday, July 11 and 25, 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.
 

Saturday, July 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.


Friday, July 21, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Untapped History: "Say Cheese!" Photography with David Norbut

Discover the history of photography through an exploration of cameras and photographs in our collection.Professional photographer David Norbut will provide tips and pointers to take the best pictures using the most modern camera—our cell phones. Details.

 

Saturday, July 29, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
City Theater Company's Be Fearless: An Intro to Improv Workshop

An introduction to improv comedy that teaches basic skills and demonstrates how to apply these skills to create memorable characters and hilarious scenes. Details.

 

August 2017

Tuesday, August 8 and 22, 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.

 

Saturday, August 19, 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, August 19, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Family Program: Gathering for August Quarterly

Celebrate the annual August Quarterly with special family programming at the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage. Details.

 

Saturday, August 26, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
City Theater Company's Be Fearless: An Intro to Improv Workshop

An introduction to improv comedy that teaches basic skills and demonstrates how to apply these skills to create memorable characters and hilarious scenes. Details.

 

 

September 2017

Tuesday, September 5 and 19, 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.

 

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Revolutionary Delaware
The Arsenal - New Castle

In partnership with the New Castle Historical Society, author Kim Burdick will present the story of ordinary people coping with extraordinary circumstances during America's fight for Independence. Details.

 

Friday, September 15, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Untapped History: Game Night
Delaware History Museum

Join us for game night – a fun way to learn about the history of board games with a peek at some games from the Society’s collection. Stay and play modern games with fellow enthusiasts (21 years and older). Light snacks and beverages provided. Details.

 

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Library, Open Research

 

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 1:00-9:00 p.m.
Farm2Fork
Read House & Gardens

Come to the third annual Farm2Fork for a full day of fun! Details.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017
Reading Group, 6:00 p.m.

Join us for the next discussion on The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein.  Details.
 

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Museum Day Live!

FREE Admission to the Delaware History Museum, Mitchell Center for African American Heritage and National Historic Landmark Read House & Gardens with Museum Day Live! ticket. Details.

 

 

October 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Wine & Weed at the Read House & Gardens

Volunteers will meet for the last Tuesday clean-up of the season. Refeshments follow gardening sessions. Please contact manstine@dehistory.org for more details if you are interested in volunteering. Details.

 

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Library, Open Research

 

Thursday,  October 26, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
SAVE THE DATE - Delaware Historical Society 2017 Annual Meeting
Copeland Room, Delaware History Museum
- Details to follow.

 

 

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

(302) 655-7161  deinfo@dehistory.org
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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.