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.


MAY 2019



Friday, May 3, 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.


Saturday, May 4, 2019, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
National History Day Delaware
Gunning Bedford Middle School

Hundreds of students from throughout Delaware show off their hard work relating to the topic "Triumph and Tragedy in History" and compete for a place at the national competion in June.  Details coming soon. 


Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Delaware History Makers Award & Celebration Honoring Gerret and Tatiana Copeland
Thank you!


Sunday, May 12, 2019
Mélomanie Mother's Day Concert & Brunch
12:30 p.m. Brunch
2:00 p.m. Concert
Old Town Hall

Beautiful music by Mélomanie and brunch catered by Drip Cafe. Reservations required. Details.


Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Library, Open Research


Saturday, May 18, 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 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, May 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Day in Old New Castle at the Read House & Gardens

Visit the Read House & Gardens during the 95th annual Day in Old New Castle, America’s oldest home and garden tour! Explore the federal-period mansion, stroll through our gardens, and hang around for a game of croquet on the lawn. For more information, ticket prices, directions, and activities, visit A Day in Old New Castle, call (302) 322-5774, or email


Monday, May 20, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Reading Group
Research Library Meeting Room
This month the group will look at how America has dealt with the memory of the Civil War from scholarly and contemporary perspectives. All are welcome!


Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
New Directions in African Amerian Heritage: Hinsonville's Heroes: Black Civil War Soldiers of Chester County, Pennsylvania
Presentation and book signing with Dr. Cheryl Renée Gooch
Copeland Room

Author Dr. Cheryl Gooch will discuss her newest book which traces and interprets the lives of 18 men from Hinsonville, Pennsylvania, a free black community, who served in the war to end slavery. Details.


Monday, May 27, 2019
The Society is closed in honor of Memorial Day.


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


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MAY 2019



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

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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.