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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February  2018

Please note: The Delaware Historical Society Research Library will be closed through Friday, March 2, 2018 for maintenance and special projects. While staff are unable to accept online research requests during this period, researchers can access our online catalog, Ask Caesar. For your convenience, the library will remain open at the following times:

Mondays - 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 17- 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 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 5, 2018.


Friday, February 2, 2018, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Black History Month Kick-off Poetry Slam
Mitchell Center for African American Heritage
FREE for all ages!

Join us in the Mitchell Center Theater as we host recent winners of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Communications Contest, who will be performing their prize-winning creations. Details.


Saturdays, February 3 - March 24, 2018
City Theater Company's Improv with Jana Savini
101 (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) 301 (2:00 - 4:00 p.m.)
Delaware History Museum

Learn or improve on your improv skills! Two levels; eight weeks for each session.
Click here for details and registration.

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
Courtship, Letters & Love: Romance at the Read House & Gardens
Read House & Gardens

Tour select rooms of the Read House while seeing letters and objects from the DHS collections that tell the story of love and courtship from the 19th century to the present. Details.


Thursday, February 15, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
2018 Contemporary History Series: Part II--Race, Poverty, and Delaware Public Education: Policies, Outcomes, and Prospects
Delaware History Museum

Join the Mitchell Center for African American History and the Delaware Historical Society as we explore educational experiences of families of color as impacted by material inequalities of funding, facilities and other resources in public education. DHS’s Contemporary History Series continues with this next panel discussion, following an October 2017 presentation by Dan Rich. Elizabeth Lockman, Director of the Parent Advocacy Council for Education (PACE), will facilitate a conversation with Dorrell Green, Director, DOE Office of Innovation and Improvement, and Shana Payne, Director, DOE Office of Higher Education. Details.


Saturday, February 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Library, Open Research


Saturday, February 17, 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!


Monday, February 19, 2018
The Society is closed in honor of Presidents' Day


Saturday, February 24, 2017, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Family Saturday: African American Heroes

Delaware History Museum
Discover remarkable African-Americans from Delaware! Explore history by stepping into the shoes of influential African-Americans who broke barriers and overcame obstacles to achieve expanded opportunities for others. Details.  


Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Historic Games and Toys, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Delaware Children's Museum, 550 Justison Street, Wilmington

Join Delaware History Museum educators at the Delaware Children's Museum to discover how children played 100 years ago! Enjoy historic games and toys and decorate your own top to take home.



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.