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January  2018

Monday, January 1, 2018
All society sites are closed for New Year's Day.

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, January 20 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 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.


Monday, January 15, 2018
The Society is closed in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
New Directions in African American History Series
"Advancing the Ball:  Race and the NFL" with Professor N. Jeremi Duru
Delaware History Museum

Join the Mitchell Center for African American History and the Delaware Historical Society as we explore the impact of the NFL’s “Rooney Rule” on issues of race and sports in contemporary American society.  N. Jeremi Duru, Professor of Law at American University, will discuss his work Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation, and the Quest for Equal Coaching Opportunity in the NFL. Details.


Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Library, Open Research


Saturday, January 20, 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, January 20, 2018, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Family Saturday: Marble Madness
Delaware History Museum

Cold weather making you lose your marbles? Visit the Delaware History Museum for an entertaining family program all about marbles! Details.


Saturday, January 20, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
City Theater Company's Be Fearless: An Intro to Improv Workshop
Delaware History Museum

An introduction to improv comedy that teaches basic skills and demonstrates how to apply these skills to create memorable characters and hilarious scenes. Details.


Wednesday, January 24, 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, January 29, 2018
Reading Group, 6:00 p.m.
Research Library Meeting Room

Join us for the next discussion on The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava SobelDetails.






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