Upcoming Events

“Landscapes of the Delaware Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway” by E. Lynn Dilliplane, 2023

Old Town Hall 512 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE, United States

Join us in Old Town Hall for a new exhibit, a photographic journey of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway featuring the work of award-winning Delaware photographer, Lynn Dilliplane. Lynn Dilliplane received her first camera at the age of five, igniting a lifelong passion. She later attended Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and interned […]

Discover History Saturdays: Hip Hop Jazz Musicology

Willingtown Square 500 Block of N Market Street, Wilmington, DE, United States

Join us in Willingtown Square for Discover History Saturdays: Hip Hop Jazz Musicology with the talented musician Text Rich Ali! Free event! This interactive experience teaches participants about the social, historical, and musical influences on hip hop music, and how it relates to other genres within African American traditions. Hip Hop Jazz Musicology creates a […]

The Philadelphia Show

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Back by popular request, join The Delaware Historical Society on a private excursion to the Philadelphia Show. Formerly the Philadelphia Antiques Show, this annual fair brings historical and contemporary arts to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for all to enjoy. You will travel with the new Read House & Gardens Director, Dr. Laura […]


New Light on the History of American Ornithology

Delaware History Museum

Discover the forgotten history of American Ornithology in a special presentation by Matthew R. Halley, PhD. In “Birds of the Philadelphia Museum: New Light on the History of American Ornithology,” Halley reveals his findings on the buried contributions of Charles Wilson Peale (1741-1827), and challenges our interpretation of the history and development of scientific ornithology […]

The Trail to Desegregation: A Journey to Freedom and Equality

Howard High School 401 East 12th Street, Wilmington, DE, United States

A project by Karen M. Ingram as a partial fulfillment of the University of Delaware's Master of Arts Degree requirements.   May 18, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Howard High School, 401 East 12th St., Wilmington, Delaware   Registration is required and seating is limited. Register here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/TrailToDesegregation     This half-day narrated bus and […]

From the Ashes: The Great Fire and the Growth of the Read House Garden

Read House & Gardens 42 The Strand, New Castle, DE, United States

Join our Curator of Education, Debbie Harper, during A Day in Old New Castle to learn about the 1824 fire in Old New Castle and its effects on the development of the Read House & Gardens. The brief walk and talk will be held throughout the day at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00 with time for […]