September 2023 DHS Insider

September 7, 2023 – 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

LIT for the Holidays

Read House & Gardens 42 The Strand, New Castle, DE, United States

JOIN US FOR LIT for the Holidays, our annual extravaganza celebrating a long tradition of winter festivity at the George Read II House & Gardens. Click here for more information. The Read […]

Elders Forum – A Community Conversation

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

Join us at the Delaware Historical Society's Mitchell Center for African American Heritage for an engaging conversation about cultural traditions, Kwanzaa through the years, and how to maintain community. Food […]

10 Things You Might Not Know About Delaware History

Huxley and Hiro 419 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE

Want to know more about the historical depth of the Diamond State? Curious to learn the surprising background behind pirates, scrapple and log cabins? Join our partner, Huxley & Hiro […]

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.