Calendar of Events

 

 February 2020 - April 2020

 
 

FEBRUARY

 

Celebrate Black History Month with the Delaware Historical Society!

 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

New Insights and Interpretations of the Battle of the Brandywine

Read House & Gardens

42 The Strand, New Castle, Delaware 19720

 

FREE
Free, on-street parking available throughout New Castle, on The Strand and Delaware, E. 2nd, and 3rd streets.


The Read House welcomes archaeologist Wade Catts, consultant to the Brandywine Battlefield Task Force, for a discussion of his recent findings about troop movements through Delaware leading up to the 1777 battle. Catts has gained new insights by putting historical documents into dialogue with modern imaging technologies.

Wade P. Catts, R.P.A., is a historical archaeologist and serves as archaeological consultant to the Brandywine Battlefield Task Force. He is President and Principal for South River Heritage Consulting, LLC.


His work in cultural resource management is recognized throughout the Middle Atlantic and nationally, including many projects supported by the American Battlefield Protection Program. Catts is currently completing a book on the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge, Delaware’s only Revolutionary War engagement. He holds a graduate degree in American History from the University of Delaware.

 
 
Friday, February 7, 2020, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Art Loop Wilmington
Delaware History Museum
 
FREE
 
Explore entertainment and restaurants throughout Wilmington. For more information, go to artloopwilmington.org.
 
 
Monday February 10, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
New Directions in African American History
Wesley College
Bennett Chapel, 3 N. Bradford St., Dover, DE 19904
 
FREE
Parking is available in the lot behind Bennett Chapel (Parking Lot B). See the campus map to find lot B.
 
Shantee Rosado, PhD
“‘Vote for Daddy Bernie’: Cardi B and Black Latinas’ Voice in U.S. Politics”
 
In this talk, Shantee Rosado will examine Cardi B’s engagement with politics and how it has been received by the general public, political pundits, and politicians. Analyzing these instances using Black feminist theorizing, she argues that Cardi’s engagement with politics, and the backlash she has received following these moments, highlight the stereotyping and devaluation of Black women’s, and more specifically, Black Latinas’ voices in the U.S. political sphere.
 
Shantee Rosado is the U.S. Afro-Latinidades Post-doctoral Fellow in Latina/o Studies at Williams College. She received a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Macalester College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her current book project, “Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and the Emotional Politics of Race and Blackness in the U.S.,” examines how collective emotions shape the racial and political ideologies of second-generation Puerto Ricans and Dominicans in Central Florida.
Given the nature of the content, this presentation may include use of profane language.
 
About Wesley College:
 
Founded in 1873 as a preparatory school, Wesley College has a covenant relationship with the United Methodist Church. The College offers 30 bachelors, four associates, and master’s degrees in nursing, occupational therapy, education, business administration and environmental science in a multi-denominational, multi-cultural campus setting.
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
 
Saturday, February 15, 2020, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Research Library Open
 
 
The Research Library will be closed on President's Day, February 17, 2020. 
 
 
Friday, February 28, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Airs de Cour: Music of Lambert, de la Barre & d'Ambruis. Performed by A Golden Wire

Read House & Gardens

42 The Strand, New Castle, Delaware 19720

 

Purchase Tickets

 
A Golden Wire is a period-instrument ensemble based in New York City. It specializes in early-modern music from France and England, performing across the United States to present programs of underperformed and undiscovered repertory.
 
 
MARCH
 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 1 p.m., Delaware Technical Community College, Georgetown
Panel Discussion: Votes for Women 100 Years Later and Beyond
Delaware Technical Community College - Owens Campus

21179 College Dr, Georgetown, DE

 
FREE
 
Hear speakers discuss the importance of the 19th Amendment's ratification and its impact and aftermath over the past 100 years. The panel will also address how the amendment will continue to impact women and the country in general in the next 100 years. Panel moderated by David Young, Executive Director of the Delaware Historical Society.
 
This event will also be held on Thursday March 19, 2020, at 6 p.m., at the Delaware Historical Society.
 
Generously sponsored by Delaware Tech.
 
 
Friday, March 6, 2020, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Art Loop Wilmington
Delaware History Museum
 
FREE
 
Explore entertainment and restaurants throughout Wilmington. For more information, go to artloopwilmington.org.
 
 
Tuesday March 10, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
The Mitchell Center for African American Heritage Harriet Tubman Day 2020 Event
Harriet Tubman: Living History Experience

Old State House Museum
25 The Green, Dover, Delaware

FREE

Free but limited street parking is available in front of and around the State House. The first floor of the State House is wheelchair accessible.
 
In celebration of Harriet Tubman Day, join us as Harriet Tubman, also known as “Moses” by the hundreds of enslaved Africans she helped and the thousands of other she inspired, shares her story of becoming the most famous “conductor” of the Underground Railroad.

Registration is required. Not recommended for children under 9 years old. Recording of this performance is prohibited.
 
About the Old State House Museum:
 
Built in 1791, the Old State House served as Delaware’s capitol during the United States’ critical early years as a nation. With additions and modifications, the building continued to serve as the state capitol until 1933. It is now operated as a museum by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. 
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
 
Thursday March 19, 2020, 6 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Votes for Women 100 Years Later and Beyond
Delaware Historical Society
504 N. Market St, Wilmington, DE
 
FREE
 
Hear speakers discuss the importance of the 19th Amendment's ratification and its impact and aftermath over the past 100 years. The panel will also address how the amendment will continue to impact women and the country in general in the next 100 years. Panel moderated by David Young, Executive Director of the Delaware Historical Society.
 
Generously sponsored by Delaware Tech.
 
 
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Research Library Open
 
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
A Woman’s Work is Never Done: Righting the Wrongs of Our Political Past and Present
Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes, Delaware, 19958

FREE
 
In 2019 the Delaware General Assembly approved the Equal Rights Amendment, but a woman’s work is never done. The Delaware Historical Society and Lewes Public Library host a discussion on the continued fight for women’s rights, led by a diverse panel of politically active and socially conscious women. Bring your questions, audience participation is encouraged!
 
Moderated by:
 
Dr. Emerald Christopher-Byrd, Assistant Professor, Women & Gender Studies, University of Delaware
 
Panelists include:
 
Charito Calvachi-Mateyko
Co-Chair and Chair of the Community and Social Justice Subcommittee, Delaware Hispanic Commission
Principal, Delaware Transformative Justice,
Executive Director, Latino Initiative on Restorative Justice
 
Shané Darby
Founder Black Mothers in Power
 
Morgan Keller
Communications Manager, ACLU Delaware
 
Rep. Valerie Longhurst
House Majority Leader, Delaware General Assembly
 
Pamela Malsch
Co-Chair, Women’s March Sussex-Delaware
 
Marlene A. Saunders, LMSW
Women's March Sussex-DE & Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice
 
Tara Sheldon
At-Large Director, CAMP Rehoboth
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
 

Friday, March 27, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

#INSPO: 135 Years of Photographs and Miniature Rooms Inspired by Historic Interiors exhibition opening

Read House & Gardens

42 The Strand, New Castle, Delaware 19720

 
 
APRIL
 
Friday, April 3, 2020, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Art Loop Wilmington
Delaware History Museum
 
FREE
 
Explore entertainment and restaurants throughout Wilmington. For more information, go to artloopwilmington.org.
 
 
Saturday, April 15, 2020, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Research Library Open
 
 
Tuesday April 21, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
New Directions in African American History
Mitchell Center for African American Heritage
Copeland Room
504 N. Market St, Wilmington, DE

FREE
FREE PARKING available courtesy of Colonial Parking on the corner of 6th & Shipley Streets.
 
Jesse Erickson, PhD
“Alice Dunbar-Nelson: Explorations of a Reading Life”
 
Join us as Jesse Erickson shares his research on the life and writings of Alice Dunbar-Nelson, a lifelong activist, educator, organizer, and orator.
 
Jesse Erickson received his PhD in Information Science from UCLA.  He is currently the Coordinator of Special Collections and Digital Humanities and Assistant Professor in the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center at the University of Delaware.
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
 
MAY
 
Please note: The Research Library will be closed May 16, 2020 due to the Wilmington Grand Prix and instead will be open Saturday May, 9. We apologize for any inconvenience.
 
 
Friday, May 8, 2020, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Art Loop Wilmington
Delaware History Museum
 
FREE
 
Explore entertainment and restaurants throughout Wilmington. For more information, go to artloopwilmington.org.
 
 
Saturday, May 9, 2020, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Research Library Open
 
 
 

OngoingWilmington Campus

The Delaware Historical Society is pleased to offer reserved guided tours of Wilmington's historic Market Street.

Delaware History Museum   |  Mitchell Center for African American Heritage   |   Old Town Hall   |   Research Library   |   Willingtown Square    |   Read House & Gardens  

(302) 655-7161  deinfo@dehistory.org
505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
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The Delaware Historical Society is the statewide, non-profit organization that explores, preserves, shares, and promotes Delaware history, heritage, and culture to strengthen our community.