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.

 


March 2017

Through March 25, 2017
Almost as Fast as Birds Can Fly: The History of Railroads in Delaware
Old Town Hall, Poole Gallery

The exhibition chronicles how the railroad influenced the growth of transportation, the movement of goods, and the development of towns and cities in Delaware into the modern era.

 

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Contemporary History Series
Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry
Copeland Room, Delaware History Museum

Dr. Tiffany Gill will present on female African American entrepreneurship as it relates to culture, activism, and building community - details.


Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Harriet Tubman Day Celebration/The Underground Railroad in Delaware

State of Delaware proclamation followed by family programs at the Delaware History Museum and Wilmington Friends Meetintg House. Details.

 

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Teaching the Holocaust   Echoes and Reflections
Professional Development.

Free teacher workshop - details.

 

Saturday, March 18, 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, March 24, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Untapped History Series
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad


Kathyn Harris will perform her one-woman show re-creating the life and experiences of Harriet Tubman, followed by an interactive version of Pictionary.
Details.
 

 


April 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Reading Group
Free - all are welcome!

This month the Reading Group will discuss Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Orkent. Details.

 

Saturday, April 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.

 

Saturday, April 15, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop - For Writers of ALL ages!
Mitchell Center for African American Heritage

In honor of National Poetry Month, the State of Delaware Poets Laureate, The Twin Poets, will host a creative writing workshop. Details.

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
2017 Delaware History Makers Award Event - DETAILS
Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington

 

 

 

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

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