Press Releases

2021

Black History Month with the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage

Historic Dr. J. A. Brown Mansion in Danger of Demolition

George Read House II National Endowment for the Humanities HVAC Project Completion

 


 

2020

Read House to Stage Modern Photography Exhibit in Historic Mansion

Academic to Discuss Role of Black Latinas in National Politics

Newark Educator Named Master Teacher for Library of Congress, National History Day Partnership

Mitchell Center Presents Harriet Tubman Portrayal

Read House & Gardens Relaunches Community Garden

Delaware National History Day Winners Announced

Delaware Historical Society Celebrates Juneteenth

Cab Students Part of National History Day Student Filmmakers Showcase

History is Happening Now!

Unequal Justice in Delaware Project Hosts First Public Program

Delaware Historical Society Executive Director Dr. David W. Young Awarded the Philip S. Klein Book Prize by the Pennsylvania Historical Association

Camden, Delaware Teacher Selected for National History Day Fall Webinar Series

 


 

2019

Delaware Historical Society Names New Director of Mitchell Center

The Delaware Historical Society’s 2019 Delaware History Makers Award Transforming Delaware through Philanthropy

National History Day Students Preserving History

Bob Marley Collection a Labor of “One Love”

Revolutionary-Era Portrait of British Army Officer William Dansey and Flag He Captured to be Reunited for the First Time in Nearly a Century

Delaware Historical Society and the Jewish Historical Society of Delaware Form Strategic Partnership to Create Center for Jewish History on North Market Street

Delaware History Museum and Mitchell Center for African American Heritage Now Open on Sunday

Partnership Formed to Research Unequal Justice in Delaware

 


 

2018

Vietnam Mailbag, Voices From the War: 1968-1972 with Nancy E. Lynch and Rick Lovekin

Delaware Historical Society Welcomes Dr. David W. Young as Executive Director

Wilmington 1968: New Website Empowers Community Reflection

Delaware History Makers Award and Celebration!

World War I themed Writing Workshops

The Delaware Historical Society announces the 2018 Harry N. Baetjer III Junior Fellows Program

Race, Poverty and Delaware Public Education: Policies, Outcomes and Prospects, Part II

Poetry Slam Winners Kick Off Black History Month with a Live Performance!

Marble Madness! A Family Fun Day

Mitchell Center Hosts Professor N. Jeremi Duru in January 2018 to Discuss the NFL’s “Rooney Rule” and Issues of Race and Sports in American Society

 


 

2017

DHS Announces Delaware Burial Site Discovery, December 2017

Untapped History Gets Crafty,! 2017

Holiday Season Programming – Music, Screenings, and Family Fun!, November 2017

Delaware and World War l: Readings and Reflections, 2017

DHS announces David W. Fleming to serve as Interium CEO, November 3, 2017

The First State at the Front: WWl and the Road To Victorious Peace, New Exhibition Opens November 17, 2017

Contemporary History Series: Race, Poverty & Delaware Public Education, 2017

Delaware’s Twin Poets Laureate – Family Writing Workshop, 2017

Necromancy at the Read House & Gardens – A Special Supernatural Tour, 2017

Melomanie Up Close & Personal: The Violin & Christof Richter, 2017

New Directions in African American History: Twisted: My Dreadlock chronicles with Dr. Betram Ashe, 2017

DHS hosts Wilmington Classical Guitar Society’s Members Showcase Concert, 2017

Farm2Fork, 2017

Revolutionary Delaware, Lecture and Book Signing, 2017 

Untapped History, Game Night, 2017

Gathering for August Quarterly, Family Program, 2017

Freedom School, Summer Program, 2017

Untapped History with David Norbut, 2017

Hooray for Independence Day, 2017

National History Day, Cab Calloway School Winners, 2017

Contemporary History Series: Growing Business in Delaware: The Politics of Job Creation in a Small State, 2017

Family Program: An Immigrant’s Journey, 2017

 

Pop Up Museum Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month, 2017

June Art Loop at the Delaware History Museum, 2017  

New Directions in African American History; Lecture with Sonja D. Williams, 2017

Untapped History, Liquid Alchemy, 2017

Endorsing Values of History Relevance

The Twin Poets at the Delaware Historical Society for a creative writing workshop

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, Untapped

George Read II House Designated a National Historic Landmark

Reconsidering Roots, 2017

 

 


 

2016

Almost as Fast As Birds Can Fly

Remembering Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Delaware Historical Society Announces New Trustees

Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy featuring Dr. Gary May

Delaware Historical Society Grand Opening

Delaware History Museum and Center for African American Heritage Grand Opening Set for October 1st

Top Delaware Students Earn Honors at 2016 National History Day Contest

Untapped History Series Continues on July 15 with On the Town

Contemporary History Series Program Set for Immigrant Heritage Month

Delaware Students Advancing to 2016 National History Day Contest

Untapped History Series Kicks Off on May 20 with Game Night

Historically Significant World War II Collection Now Available Online to Commemorate V-E Day on May 8

Delaware Students Challenged to Explore History in National History Contest

Delaware Historical Society’s Contemporary History Series to Tackle “The Conversation About ‘The Conversation’ About Race

Delaware Historical Society Celebrates African American History Month

 


 

2015

Delaware Historical Society Film Series Documenting the Stories of Prominent African American Leaders in Delaware Concludes This Month with Dr. Lozelle J. DeLuz

Century Farms Exhibition – an Evening with Artist Mark Reeve for December Art Loop

Delaware History Museum Hosts Story Time Fun Following the Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade

Century Farms Exhibition Coming to Wilmington

Delaware Historical Society Film Series Documenting the Stories of Prominent African American Leaders in Delaware Continues this Month with Mayor George C. Wright, Jr.

Brewing in Delaware Talk and Book Signing

Historically Significant Civil War Flag Returns to the Delaware Historical Society

The Aftermath of the American Civil War in Delaware: A Lecture

The Circle of Elders Conversations with Historical Trail Blazers to Feature Dr. James Newton

Museum Day Live!

Delaware History Makers Award Dinner Media Advisory

Delaware Historical Society Film Series Documenting the Stories of Prominent African American Leaders in Delaware Continues this Month

The Gentleman’s House in the British Atlantic World, 1680-1780, Lecture and Book Signing

Delaware Students Earn Honors at National History Day Contest

Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980 Program at the Star Hill AME Church and Museum

The Delaware Historical Society’s 2015 Delaware History Makers Award to Recognize The Honorable Michael N. Castle and Noted Civil Rights Attorney Bryan Stevenson

Delaware Historical Society’s Chief Curator Named as the Delaware Museum Association’s 2015 Delaware Diamond

Voices of the Elders: Stories of African Americans in Delaware film series continues with the story of Esthelda Parker Selby

Delaware Historical Society to Host a Panel Exploring Contemporary Food Issues from the Farm to the Table

Book Launch Celebration for Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, February 28, 2015

Delaware Historical Society Honors Dr. Eugene McGowan

Voices of the Elders: Stories of African Americans in Delaware new documentary film series debuts with the story of Dr. Joseph E. Johnson

Farm2Fork, 2015

 


 

2014

The Civil Rights Movement in Delaware: Its History – Its Legacy – Symposium, October 2 and 3, 2014

Civil War Flag Conservation Project

Special Program: Coming to America: Our Delaware Immigration Story

Sesquicentennial Campaign: Ensuring the Future for Delaware’s Past

Press Release – Delaware Historical Society Sesquicentennial Campaign

Renderings – Delaware Historical Society Downtown Wilmington Campus Capital Improvement Project

History Day Announcement, July 2014

 


 

2013

Forging Faith, Building Freedom, September 2013

 


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