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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.

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Latest Past Events

Building I-95: A Community Divided

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

Join the Delaware Historical Society for a discussion about the history of the planning, development, and impact of Interstate 95 in the City of Wilmington, Delaware. Using archival research and […]

Free

MCAAH Juneteenth Past to Present Virtual Program

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

Join the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage as Saniya Gay, Miss Juneteenth 2019-2020, discusses the significance of Juneteenth in Delaware, advocacy of Juneteenth as a national holiday, and the […]

Free

Unequal Justice in Delaware Fellows Symposium

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

Join the Unequal Justice Research and Public History Fellows as they share their research on how racial inequality has been perpetuated in Delaware.  Fellows will explore incidents in the history […]