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.

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Tuesday, May 1, 15 and 29, 2018
Wine & Weed at the Read House & Gardens

Meet with other volunteers to keep the Read House grounds neat and tidy throughout the spring, summer and early fall. Refreshments follow gardening sessions. Click here for details on volunteering.  


Friday, May 4, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 5, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Special Art Loop Exhibit - Union Park Gardens, a John Nolen Neighborhood
Poole Gallery of Old Town Hall

In preparation for the 100th Anniversary of the founding of Union Park Gardens Neighborhood, long time resident and neighborhood historian Adele Meehan will display her exhibit, Union Park Gardens – A John Nolen Neighborhood.The exhibit will include a large selection of photos, from ground breaking and construction, to early photos of the established neighborhood. Details.

 

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
World War I and America Writing Workshops
Delaware History Museum

Fifth in a series of six World War I-themed writing workshops that will draw on the Society's WWI collections and themes from The First State at the Front: WWI and the Road to Victorious Peace and Delaware: One State, Many Stories. Join us for an engaging and informative way to discover history! Details.

 

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Untapped History: World War I Tour & Tasting
Delaware History Museum

Immerse yourself in the stories and culture of the War to End All Wars.
Delaware Historical Society Curator of Objects Jennifer Potts and Frank’s Wines Certified Sommelier Derrick Kelley team up for a special tour and tasting centered around
The First State at the Front: WWI and the Road to Victorious Peace exhibit.
21 and over event.

Details and reservation information.

 

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
A Day in Old New Castle
Read House & Gardens

Join us as the Society once again participates in the 94th annual tradition of home and gardens tours in New Castle, Delaware. This year the focus will be on the importance of the Delaware River to the community of New Castle. Please click here for details including ticket information. 
 

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Library, Open Research


Saturday, May 19, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
FREE for Teachers!
Delaware History Museum

Teachers, did you know that you can visit the Delaware History Museum 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 19, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
World War I and America Writing Workshops
Delaware History Museum

The final in a series of  World War I-themed writing workshops that will draw on the Society's WWI collections and themes from The First State at the Front: WWI and the Road to Victorious Peace and Delaware: One State, Many Stories. Join us for an engaging and informative way to discover history!   Details.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
New Directions in African American History with Dr. Robyn Spencer
Delaware History Museum

Dr. Robyn C. Spencer, Associate Professor, Department of History at Lehman College, City University of New York, will speak on her book, The Revolution Has Come:  Black Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland (Duke University Press, 2016). The presentation will be followed by a book signing.
Details and reservations.

Part of Wilmington 1968 programming schedule (click here for additional information and to view the 1968 video)  

Monday, May 28, 2018
All Society sites closed in honor of Memorial Day

 

through June 17, 2018
Crafting Identity
Read House & Gardens

A unique exhibit that highlights contemporary textile art along with works from the Society's collections to help visitors see how history shapes us and how we shape the stories we tell about the past. Details.

 

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

 

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