Who Makes History?
You Do! When you support Delaware History at DHS!
The Delaware Historical Society is a dynamic, evolving organization with a statewide mission to explore, preserve, share and promote Delaware history, heritage and culture to strengthen our community. Visitors of all ages visit our campuses in Wilmington and New Castle to learn about treasures in the collections, study the historic buildings that house the Society and engage in the programs, exhibitions, classes, lectures, tours, and workshops that help us understand and appreciate the First State’s rich history.
History matters! The Delaware Historical Society is the largest private institution in the State collecting, preserving and sharing our collective heritage. With collections numbering more than 3.2 million items, DHS is one of the largest providers of student programs in the First State, and the home of National History Day in Delaware. Your support helps us to preserve and present priceless collections and allows us to keep telling all of the ever-expanding stories of Delaware’s past and present. Today is already history!
You Can Make a Difference!
Your support, in the form of gifts and memberships, is vital to our success. Generous donations and membership dues help to keep general admission and ticket prices at affordable levels that make Delaware history accessible to everyone in our community. Donations also help fund classes, lectures, and programs for all ages. Your help supports the creation of thought-provoking exhibitions and publications. Gifts help maintain facilities, care for collections, provide internships for young scholars and offer a wealth of programs and activities for students.
Making a gift, becoming a member, and volunteering your time and talents are some of the ways you can support DHS. Why not all three? Please take a moment to explore the many ways in which you can become a partner in preserving history for today and for future generations.To all of our past, current and future supporters, thank you!