Family Saturday: Winter Holidays
Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Delaware History Museum - Wilmington
Family Program


Christmas Truce by Aaron Shepard_Illustrated by Wendy Edelson_Copyright 2014Celebrate the coming Winter Solstice with a Readers’ Theater performance of Christmas Truce, by Aaron Shepard (Skyhook Press, 2014), the story of World War I soldiers who came together in the season’s spirit of peace, in the Mitchell Center theater at the top of every hour between 12 noon and 3 p.m.

Children ages 5—12 and their families are invited to prepare for the season’s different spiritual celebrations with a variety of paper crafts as hands-on learning experiences about Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa in the Delaware History Museum.

Hanukkah (December 12—20) is the Jewish Festival of Lights during which gifts are exchanged among family members, with special prayers and blessings, songs and foods shared to celebrate a unique identity and commemorate a miraculous event significant in Jewish history.

Kwanzaa (December 26—January 1) is an African American celebration of the “First Fruits” in Swahili, with each day marking seven principles of community and identity: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

Included with museum admission:
Adults: $6.00
Seniors (65+)/Military/Student (with i.d.): $5.00
Children (3-18): $4.00

On-street parking is FREE on weekends.
FREE PARKING is also available courtesy of Colonial Parking on the corner of 6th and Shipley streets.

Right: Christmas Truce by Aaron Shepard_Illustrated by Wendy Edelson_Copyright 2014



Delaware History Museum
504 N. Market Street


The Delaware History Museum (1940) was originally a Woolworth's Department Store. It has been transformed into the Delaware History Museum and the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage. It features permanent and rotating exhibitions, classrooms, and meeting space.

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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.