The Delaware Historical Society continues to make history all year long!





March 10, 2021: Check out the latest blog post on the to see the MCAAH Harriet Tubman Day Virtual Program.


enrichment activities





March 24, 2021

DHS is seeking an intern for the Liberty in Our Grasp project!


September 15, 2020

Public Notice Regarding the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Section 106 Review of
George Read II House Museum, Environmental Conditions Improvements for Sustainable Collections Preservation Project


June 2, 2020

The Delaware Historical Society and The Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage stand in solidarity with the African American community and everyone who seeks truth and justice. The state's history demonstrates in each county and every century that systemic racism is so deeply rooted it cannot be avoided and must be addressed. We have not done enough to confront these issues, but we are prepared to do the hard work required to honestly address America’s history of racial injustice—to face history and ourselves.
We recognize that our community must see by our actions--and not just our words--that we are dedicated to addressing racism, injustice, inequity and the history of what has caused them. To date, Delaware Historical Society staff has participated in training on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We have rewritten and published our mission and vision statements, and are in the process of writing our core values to reflect our commitment to serve our community.

Visit our website,, and follow us on social media as we share resources for educators and anyone seeking to learn more about social justice and racism, hold space for dialogue, and reflect on our collections and the history we preserve and share.

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