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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March  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. 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.

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Saturdays, thru 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, March 3, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
World War I and America Writing Workshops
Delaware History Museum

First two in a series of six World War I-themed writing workshops that will draw on the Society's WWI collections and themes from Delaware, One State, Many Stories. Join us for an engaging and informative way to discover history! Details.

 

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Seeking Freedom on the Underground Railroad
Celebrating Harriet Tubman Day!

Who were the brave men and women, enslaved and free, who travelled through Delaware seeking freedom in Philadelphia and beyond? Learn about the obstacles faced by enslaved people and abolitionists who helped them in their journeys.This is a multi-site event. Please click for details.
 

 

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Women of Consequence: Ambitious, Ancillary, Anonymous
Celebrating Harriet Tubman Day
The Baby Grand, 818 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

A unique performance program incorporating poetry, dance and the visual arts as a way to share stories of freedom of expression and equality for all women. Details.

 

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Contemporary History
Florence Bayard Hilles and Delaware's Activism for Women's Reproductive Rights

Delaware History Museum
Dr. Anne Boylan, Professor Emerita of History at the University of Delaware, and Dr. Ann Bell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology with a joint appointment in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware explore Delaware’s activism through the life of Florence Bayard Hilles and discuss contemporary issues affecting women’s health, particularly in regards to reproduction. Details.  

 

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

 

Saturday, March 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!
 

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
World War I and America Writing Workshops
Delaware History Museum

Second in a series of six World War I-themed writing workshops that will draw on the Society's WWI collections and themes from Delaware, One State, Many Stories. Join us for an engaging and informative way to discover history! Details.

 

Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Sarah McBride (lecture and book signing)
Delaware History Museum

Sarah McBride, LGBT rights activist and author of Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality will speak about her newly published book. McBride is largely credited with the passage of legislation in Delaware banning discrimination on the basis of gender identity in employment, housing, insurance, and public accommodations. Details and registration.

 

Wednesday, March 21, 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.

 

Monday, March 26, 2018
Reading Group, 6:00 p.m.
Research Library Meeting Room

Join us for the next discussion on 1968: the Year that Rocked the World by Mark KurlanskyDetails.

 

Friday, March 30, 2018
The Society is closed for a Spring Holiday

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

 

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