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2021 Delaware History Maker’s Award

The 2021 Delaware History Makers Award Honoring Velma P. Scantlebury, M.D., Former Associate Director of the Kidney Transplant Program at Christiana Care will take place on October 7, 2021.

The Delaware History Makers Award recognizes individuals and/or organizations that have made extraordinary and lasting contributions to the quality of life in Delaware, our nation, or the world. The only annual fundraising event hosted by the Delaware Historical Society, the History Makers Award began in 2007 and supports education programs and exhibitions.

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The Delaware Historical Society 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 the ever-expanding stories of Delaware’s past and present. Today is already history!

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The Delaware Historical Society holds the nation’s largest privately held collection of material relating to Delaware history with approximately 3 million items dating from the beginnings of settlement in 1638 to the present in its library and museum collections.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Delaware History Makers Award 2021

Delaware History Museum and Mitchell Center for African American Heritage 504 N Market Street, Wilmington

The 2021 Delaware History Makers Award Honoring Velma P. Scantlebury, M.D., Former Associate Director of the Kidney Transplant Program at Christiana Care will take place on October 7, 2021 at […]

Conversation with Kevin McGonegal | Wicked Wilmington, Delaware

Delaware History Museum and Mitchell Center for African American Heritage 504 N Market Street, Wilmington

Join us for a conversation with local historian Kevin McGonegal, author Wicked Wilmington, Delaware, featuring tales of Wilmington's infamous past. Joining Kevin is Dr. David Young, Executive Direcotor of Delaware […]