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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December 2017


Friday, December 1, through Sunday December 31, 2017
Holiday Interpretation at the Read House & Gardens
Out with the Old, In with the New: New Year's at the Read House & Gardens

Discover the history of New Year’s, how traditions have changed over time, and how people celebrate New Year’s around the world. Make New Year’s calls with the Read family, celebrate Chinese New Year’s with the Couper family, attend a New Year’s bash with the Laird family, and more. Details. 


Friday, December 1, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Art Loop Wilmington
Delaware History Museum 

Join with other art lovers for a free, self-guided public art event.
The museum store will be open for holiday shopping! Details. 


Sunday, December 3, 2:00 p.m.
Melomanie Winter Concert

Old Town Hall

Enjoy an afternoon of music for early winter - including a bit of holiday cheer. Special members-only one-day 20% discount in the museum store. Details. 


Saturday, December 9, 11:00 a.m.
Cathedral Choir School of Delaware Sounds of the Season
Delaware History Museum

Enjoy a performance of Christmas and holiday music from a variety of cultures. Music will include familiar carols, a spiritual from the West Indies, and new twists on old chestnuts. Details.


Saturday, December 9, 1:00 p.m.
Delaware Music School's Holiday Sing!
Delaware History Museum

A festive sing-a-long celebration of the season! A musical treat for the whole family. Instruments, shakers, singing, and fun especially for preschool children. Details.


Saturday, December 9, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Seventeeth Annual Spirit of Christmas Celebration in Old New Castle
New Castle

A town-wide celebration, Spirit of Christmas includes free tours of private homes and churches decorated for the season. Entertainment performed throughout the day. Details.


Friday, December 14, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Untapped History Gets Crafty
Delaware History Museum

Make your own holiday ornament and enjoy a display of selected decorations from the Delaware Historical Society Collections. Details.


Saturday, December 16, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Family Saturday: Winter Holidays
Delaware History Museum, Mitchell Center

Celebrate Winter holidays with a performance and activities for the whole family to enjoy!. Details.


Winter Holiday Schedule

Monday, December 25, all Society sites are closed.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - Monday, January 1, 2018, Administrative Offices and Research Library are closed.

December 27 - December 31, 2017 Society museums, including the Delaware History Museum, Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, Old Town Hall and the Read House & Gardens are open regular hours click here to visit!


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