Calendar of Events

 

 March 2020 - May 2020

 
 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Delaware Historical Society's Response to COVID-19

MARCH 27, 2020

All scheduled programs and events have been cancelled or postponed. We are committed to supporting the nation’s efforts to control the spread of the virus, and will continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and state health organizations.

 
MARCH
 
 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 1:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Votes for Women 100 Years Later and Beyond
Delaware Technical Community College - Owens Campus

21179 College Dr, Georgetown, DE

 
FREE
 
Hear speakers discuss the importance of the 19th Amendment's ratification and its impact and aftermath over the past 100 years. The panel will also address how the amendment will continue to impact women and the country in general in the next 100 years. Panel moderated by David Young, Executive Director of the Delaware Historical Society.
 
This event will also be held on Thursday March 19, 2020, at 6 p.m., at the Delaware Historical Society.
 
Generously sponsored by Delaware Tech.
 
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
Paul Preston Davis: Watch This!
Delaware History Museum
Copeland Room
504 N. Market St, Wilmington, DE
 
PLEASE NOTE: This event has been canceled.
 
 
 
Friday, March 6, 2020, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Art Loop Wilmington
Delaware History Museum
 
FREE
 
Explore entertainment and restaurants throughout Wilmington. For more information, go to artloopwilmington.org.
 
 
Tuesday March 10, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
The Mitchell Center for African American Heritage Harriet Tubman Day 2020 Event
Harriet Tubman: Living History Experience

Old State House Museum
25 The Green, Dover, Delaware

FREE

Free but limited street parking is available in front of and around the State House. The first floor of the State House is wheelchair accessible.
 
In celebration of Harriet Tubman Day, join us as Harriet Tubman, also known as “Moses” by the hundreds of enslaved Africans she helped and the thousands of other she inspired, shares her story of becoming the most famous “conductor” of the Underground Railroad.

Registration is required. Not recommended for children under 9 years old. Recording of this performance is prohibited.
 
About the Old State House Museum:
 
Built in 1791, the Old State House served as Delaware’s capitol during the United States’ critical early years as a nation. With additions and modifications, the building continued to serve as the state capitol until 1933. It is now operated as a museum by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. 
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
 
Thursday March 19, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Votes for Women 100 Years Later and Beyond
Delaware Historical Society
504 N. Market St, Wilmington, DE
 
FREE
Registration
 
Hear speakers discuss the importance of the 19th Amendment's ratification and its impact and aftermath over the past 100 years. The panel will also address how the amendment will continue to impact women and the country in general in the next 100 years. Panel moderated by David Young, Executive Director of the Delaware Historical Society.
 
Generously sponsored by Delaware Tech.
 
 
Saturday March 21, 2020, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Discovering Family Treasures
Delaware History Museum, Copeland Room
504 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE

 
FREE & open to the public
Registration requested, but walk-ins are welcome.
Street parking is free in the city of Wilmington on weekends. Free parking is also available in Colonial Parking lot No. 43 on Shipley Street one block from the museum.
 
Everyone has family treasures lingering in their attics, basements, and closets. We’d love to see yours! We will examine these cherished pieces together and provide consultation on how to preserve them for future generations. You’ll leave with resources, tips, and a plan for storing and preserving your treasures at home.
 
Join the Delaware Historical Society Curatorial Staff, the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, and the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation for a day of sharing and discovery. We will examine these cherished pieces together and provide consultation on how to preserve them for future generations. You’ll leave the event with resources, tips, and a plan for storing and preserving your treasures at home.

Please limit items to 3 per person. You must be able to carry or maneuver your item yourself at the event.
 
Monetary appraisals will not be given.
For a qualified appraiser, contact the Appraisers Assoc. of America or the American Society of Appraisers.
 
For the safety of all participants, the following materials are not permitted on the premises:
  • Firearms
  • Ammunition
  • Cellulose nitrate film
  • Medical/veterinary equipment
 
 
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Library Open
 
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
A Woman’s Work is Never Done: Righting the Wrongs of Our Political Past and Present
Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes, Delaware
 
 
FREE
Registration Required
 
In 2019 the Delaware General Assembly approved the Equal Rights Amendment, but a woman’s work is never done. The Delaware Historical Society and Lewes Public Library host a discussion on the continued fight for women’s rights, led by a diverse panel of politically active and socially conscious women. Bring your questions, audience participation is encouraged!
 
Moderated by:
 
Dr. Emerald Christopher-Byrd, Assistant Professor, Women & Gender Studies, University of Delaware
 
Panelists include:
 
Charito Calvachi-Mateyko
Co-Chair and Chair of the Community and Social Justice Subcommittee, Delaware Hispanic Commission
Principal, Delaware Transformative Justice,
Executive Director, Latino Initiative on Restorative Justice
 
Shané Darby
Founder Black Mothers in Power
 
Morgan Keller
Communications Manager, ACLU Delaware
 
Rep. Valerie Longhurst
House Majority Leader, Delaware General Assembly
 
Pamela Malsch
Co-Chair, Women’s March Sussex-Delaware
 
Marlene A. Saunders, LMSW
Women's March Sussex-DE & Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice
 
Tara Sheldon
At-Large Director, CAMP Rehoboth
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
 

Friday, March 27, 2020, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Exhibit Opening

#INSPO: 135 Years of Photographs and Miniature Rooms Inspired by Historic Interiors

Read House & Gardens

42 The Strand, New Castle, Delaware

 

 

Purchase Tickets
 
$15 members and students
$17 non-members
All tickets $5 higher at the door
Light refreshments included with admission

 

Grab a glass and mingle with the artists and staff behind our new exhibition. From old magazines and fashion catalogs to five all-new photo shoots, the Read House & Gardens is celebrating its long history as a source of inspiration. Images of our landmark interiors are joined by miniature models of rooms from houses up and down the East Coast, showcasing decades of artistry by the Philadelphia-area miniaturist Peter Kendall. Every generation sees an old house through new sets of eyes, and together these renderings of historic interiors shed light on how we go about capturing those visions.

Visit RHinspo.eventbrite.com for more information.
 
 
 
APRIL
 
Friday, April 3, 2020, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Art Loop Wilmington
Delaware History Museum
 
FREE
 
Explore entertainment and restaurants throughout Wilmington. For more information, go to artloopwilmington.org.
 
 
Saturday, April 18, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Library Open
 
 
Tuesday April 21, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
New Directions in African American History
Mitchell Center for African American Heritage
Copeland Room
504 N. Market St, Wilmington, DE

FREE
Registration Required
FREE PARKING available courtesy of Colonial Parking on the corner of 6th & Shipley Streets.
 
Jesse Erickson, PhD
“Alice Dunbar-Nelson: Explorations of a Reading Life”
 
Join us as Jesse Erickson shares his research on the life and writings of Alice Dunbar-Nelson, a lifelong activist, educator, organizer, and orator.
 
Jesse Erickson received his PhD in Information Science from UCLA.  He is currently the Coordinator of Special Collections and Digital Humanities and Assistant Professor in the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center at the University of Delaware.
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
 
 
MAY
 
Please note: The Research Library will be closed May 16, 2020 due to the Wilmington Grand Prix and instead will be open Saturday May, 9. We apologize for any inconvenience.
 
 
Friday, May 1, 2020, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Art Loop Wilmington
Delaware History Museum
 
FREE
 
Explore entertainment and restaurants throughout Wilmington. For more information, go to artloopwilmington.org.
 
 
Saturday, May 9, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Library Open
 
 
 

OngoingWilmington Campus

The Delaware Historical Society is pleased to offer reserved guided tours of Wilmington's historic Market Street.

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.