Delaware Historical Society Reading Group

The Delaware Historical Society Reading Group meets periodically to discuss a wide range of books about Delaware, U.S., and world history.  Each meeting features a presentation of materials from the Society's collections that relate to the book being discussed.  Group members select the book and date for each meeting.

New members are always welcome!

Killers of the Flower MoonMonday, June 11, 2018
6:00  p.m.

Research Library Meeting Room
505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, De 19801

The next reading discussion will be on Flowers of the Killer Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the F.B.I. by David Grann, Amazon editors' pick for the Best Book of 2017.

“In the 1920s, the Osage found themselves in a unique position among Native Americans tribes. As other tribal lands were parceled out in an effort by the government to encourage dissolution and assimilation of both lands and culture, the Osage negotiated to maintain the mineral rights for their corner of Oklahoma, creating a kind of ‘underground reservation.’ It proved a savvy move; soon countless oil rigs punctured the dusty landscape, making the Osage very rich. And that’s when they started dying.”--Jon Foro, The Amazon Book Review

If you have any questions, or would like to join us, please contact Angela Winand at


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