April 2024 DHS Insider

April 15, 2024 – Read the latest edition of DHS Insider!

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DHS’ African American Resource Guide Now Available

April 2023

Check out this awesome new resource meant to provide access to materials related to African American history held at the Delaware Historical Society.

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DHS Buildings Coloring Book

April 13, 2023 – Check out this coloring book featuring our historic buildings!

Grab your coloring pencils, crayons, or markers and print out our coloring book to give our buildings a makeover using your creative art skills.


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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Discover History Saturdays: Hip Hop Jazz Musicology

Willingtown Square 500 Block of N Market Street, Wilmington, DE, United States

Join us in Willingtown Square for Discover History Saturdays: Hip Hop Jazz Musicology with the talented musician Text Rich Ali! Free event! This interactive experience teaches participants about the social, […]

The Philadelphia Show

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Back by popular request, join The Delaware Historical Society on a private excursion to the Philadelphia Show. Formerly the Philadelphia Antiques Show, this annual fair brings historical and contemporary arts […]


New Light on the History of American Ornithology

Delaware History Museum

Discover the forgotten history of American Ornithology in a special presentation by Matthew R. Halley, PhD. In “Birds of the Philadelphia Museum: New Light on the History of American Ornithology,” […]

The Trail to Desegregation: A Journey to Freedom and Equality

Howard High School 401 East 12th Street, Wilmington, DE, United States

A project by Karen M. Ingram as a partial fulfillment of the University of Delaware's Master of Arts Degree requirements.   May 18, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. […]

DHS Statement on Violence in Our Communities
The Delaware Historical Society stands in solidarity with communities, families and individuals targeted by senseless acts of violence and hatred. We send a message of love, prayer, sympathy, and support.