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 holds the nation’s largest privately held collection of material relating to Delaware history with approximately 3 million items in its library and museum collections.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Market Street Music: Copeland String Quartet

Old Town Hall 512 N Market Street, Wilmington

One of the region’s finest chamber ensembles plays a fun and unusual program including music of Valerie Coleman, Florence Price, Lev Zhurbin, Astor Piazzolla, and Alexander Borodin. A Market Street […]


More Than a Building: The History of the Grand Opera House

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

Celebrate 150 years of The Grand making history!   Register Below   Featuring: Pamelyn Manocchio - The Grand’s Plans to Celebrate 150 Years Pamelyn Manocchio has worked at The Grand […]

Market Street Music: John Walthausen

Old Town Hall 512 N Market Street, Wilmington

John Walthausen, harpsichord This remarkable player brings us a program of intimate and virtuosic 17th century music by Jan Sweelinck, Giovanni Picchi, William Byrd, and John Bill. A Market Street […]


Market Street Music: Jazz with Sharon Sable and Shawn Qaissaunee

Old Town Hall 512 N Market Street, Wilmington

Award-winning songstress Sharon Sable sings unforgettable tunes with the astounding multi-instrumentalist Shawn Qaissaunee. A Market Street Music Event hosted by Delaware Historical Society in Old Town Hall. Admission is free.