Family Saturday: Celebrate Black History Month
Saturday, February 24, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Family Program



Celebrate Black History Month at the Mitchell Center and the Delaware History Museum. We’re turning our whole museum into a playground where children (ages 5 and up) can learn more about African American culture through games, storytelling and crafts. 

Parents and grandparents (and anyone who is young at heart) are invited to take advantage of free admission and explore our new permanent and rotating exhibitions, including Journey to Freedom, which presents interesting objects and photographs from the Delaware Historical Society’s collections to illustrate the unique contributions and experiences of people of African descent in Delaware history.  You can Discover Delaware, and also learn more about Delaware’s World War I experiences in The First State at the Front: WWI and the Road to Victorious Peace.

Come see what the Delaware Historical Society has to offer!

Special activities for the day include:

Delaware History Museum
First Floor
Lobby— PNC Grow Up Great®
Mitchell Center Theater-- Folktales and Storytelling

Second Floor
Classroom 1—Mancala
Classroom 2-- Kente Cloth Weaving
Copeland Room-- Jump Rope, Hula Hoop, Hand Clapping and Circle Games

Old Town Hall
First Floor— Performance by Sankofa African Dance Company, 12:00 noon
First Floor— Performance by Imagination Players, 2:00 p.m.
Second Floor—Underground Railroad and John Tillman Activities

FREE admission courtesy of PNC Bank.

PNC Bank

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


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
505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
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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.