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.


 September 2018



Please note: the DHS Research Library will operate on a modified summer schedule through September 14, 2018 to accommodate new leadership and restructuring. Library staff will continue to assist visitors and provide reference, image reproduction, and research services during this time. We appreciate your interest, and look forward to resuming our regular hours in the fall.

Research Library Summer Hours:
Mondays, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesdays, CLOSED
Thursday, Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Open third Saturday of every month, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Monday, September 3
All Society sites closed for Labor Day


Friday, September 7, 2018, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Art Loop Wilmington
Delaware History Museum

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


Friday, September 7, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Fourth Annual Farm2Fork presents New Directions in African American History: Discussion and Book Signing with Toni Tipton-Martin
Delaware History Museum

James Beard Book Award-winning author Toni Tipton-Martin will discuss her new book, The Jubilee of African American Cooking. It includes 500 recipes adapted from The Jemima Code, which examines the presence of black women in cookbooks and journalism as the creators and communicators of the traditions of soul food. The presentation will be followed by a book signing, with copies of The Jemima Code available for purchase in the museum gift shop. Details.

Saturday, September 8, 2018
Farm2Fork Youth Workshop, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Read House & Gardens

Special youth workshop led by Toni Tipton-Martin - click here for details and to register!

Monday, September 10, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Reading Group
Research Library Meeting Room

Join us for a discussion on The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James BrownDetails.


Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Library, Open Research

Saturday, September 15, 2018
FREE for Teachers!

Read House & Gardens, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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 and the Read House & Gardens in New Castle 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, September 22, 2018
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
FREE admission to the Delaware History Museum, Center for African American Heritage and Old Town Hall

and Read House & Gardens - details.

All day FREE admission with this downloadable Museum Day ticket - click here to directly access your ticket!
Please note: FREE admission to the Delaware History Museum includes FREE Wilmington Classical Guitar Society performance at 1:00 p.m. - concert details.


Saturday, September 22, 2018, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Wilmington Classical Guitar Society
Old Town Hall

The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society presents its Members Showcase Concert featuring performances by professional and amateur guitarists. Details.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Doors open at 5:30 p.m. | Town Hall Starts at 6:00 p.m.
For Freedoms Town Hall - Restorative Schools Issue Campaign
Kingswood Community Center

Moderated by exhibiting artist Hank Willis Thomas. A panel of community residents, organizers, practitioners, and scholars focused on civil rights, racial and social justice, law and youth advocacy will facilitate a rich dialogue with community members.

Part of Wilmington 1968 programming schedule (click here for additional information and to view the 1968 video).

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Experiencing World War I: America During the Great War with Dr. Jennifer D. Kenne
Delaware History Museum

Dr. Keene examines home-front, battlefield, and the affects of the war on women, immigrants and African Americans. Details.


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






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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.