Delaware Historical Society>About>Press>Press Releases Press Releases Explore AboutAbout Us Our Story Our Historic Properties Our Partnerships Join Our Team Harry N. Baetjer III Junior Fellows Program News Press Press Releases Event Rentals Frequently Asked Questions Contact Us 2022 National History Day in Delaware Competition Brings Students Grades 6-12 Together Over Shared Appreciation of History Delaware Student-Teacher Team Chosen for National History Day Summer Institute in Hawaiʻi Delaware Historical Society Debuts Public Digital Collections The Read House & Gardens Announces a Transformative Landscape Partnership 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 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 Delaware Historical Society CEO Takes New Post as President and CEO of National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Delaware Historical Society Welcomes Dr. David W. Young as Executive Director Vietnam Mailbag, Voices From the War: 1968-1972 with Nancy E. Lynch and Rick Lovekin Wilmington 1968: New Website Empowers Community Reflection The Delaware Historical Society Joins Dozens of Organizations Around The Country Endorsing Values of History Relevance 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! Courtship, Letters, & Love 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 Receives $300,000 Federal Grant 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 Renderings – Delaware Historical Society Downtown Wilmington Campus Capital Improvement Project History Day Announcement, July 2014 2013 Forging Faith, Building Freedom, September 2013 For additional information, please call (302) 655-7161.