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.





Monday, January 1, 2019
All society sites are closed for New Year's Day.

Research Library Schedule:
Please note
: The Delaware Historical Society Research Library will be closed January 2 through March 1, 2019 for maintenance and special projects. While staff are unable to accept online research requests during this period, researchers can access our online catalog,
AskCaesar. For your convenience, the library will remain open at the following times:

Mondays beginning January 28 , 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, January 19 and Saturday, February  16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thank you for your patience and continued interest in the Delaware Historical Society. Our library staff looks forward to serving you when we resume normal operating hours on Monday, March 4.


through January 4, 2019
A Holiday in Transition: Christmas in 1820s New Castle

Read House & Gardens
During regular tour hours 

In early America, Christmas was a controversial holiday marked by religious disagreement and raucous celebrations in the streets. But things were changing in the early 19th century. Stop by the Read House for a special holiday tour with vignettes of Christmastime in the 1820s and beyond!


Friday, January 4, 2019, 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Art Loop Wilmington
Delaware History Museum

Experience Wilmington's signature arts and creative community. Details.


Saturday, January 12, 2019, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Writing Historical Fiction
Copeland Room, Delaware History Museum 

Join the Society for a writing workshop with Professor Emerita of Art History At Goucher College, Gail Husch.
Details and registration.

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Library, Open Research


Saturday, January 19, 2019
FREE for Teachers!
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!


Monday, January 21, 2019
All Society sites are closed in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


Saturday, January 26, 2019, 1:00 p.m.
An Ordinary Hero: Joan Trumpauer Mulholland
Mitchell Center for African American Heritage

In celebration of the Martin Luther King Holiday, join the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage at the Delaware History Museum to learn more about the history of the civil rights movement, and the impact students made on American society by organizing against racism.Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) veteran activist Joan Trumpauer Mulholland will conduct a screening and discussion of the documentary about her experiences in the Civil Rights Movement, An Ordinary Hero.
FREE program. Space is limited - click here for details and to reserve!


Sunday, January 27, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
Mélomanie Provocative Pairings of Early & Contemporary Works
Old Town Hall

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in an intimate setting for Baroque & contemporary music for the first concert of the new year with Mélomanie! Details.


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

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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.