Delaware History Makers Award 2021

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July 7, 2021 — 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.

Dr. Scantlebury became the nation’s first woman transplant surgeon of African-American descent in 1989 and has performed more than 1,000 kidney transplants. She earned her medical degree from Columbia University and completed her residency at Harlem Hospital Center in New York. Dr. Scantlebury performed her training in transplant surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. A fellow of the American College of Surgeons ad the American Society of Minority Health an Transplant Professionals, among other organizations. Co-author of more than 85 peer-reviewed papers and 10 monographs and book chapters, Dr. Scantlebury sits on numerous boards and committees, including Donate Life American, the National Minority Organ and Tissue Transplant Education Program, and the United Network for Organ Sharing. Dr. Scantlebury has served as a national spokesperson for Linkages to Life, an initiative to address the shortage of African-American organ donors and has been recognized as one of the Best Doctors in American by BestDoctors.com.

The Delaware History Museum, Mitchell Center, Old Town Hall, and the Research Library Re-Opening June 16th

We are pleased to welcome you back to the Delaware Historical Society!

Please note that all guests are required to wear masks while touring the museum. Your tour time is for your group only. No other guests will be in the museum while your group is on tour. Each tour is 45 minutes.

Thank you for helping us maintain Covid protocols for the safety and enjoyment of all guests.

Read House & Gardens Open Air Tours

OPEN-AIR TOURS:
Saturdays & Sundays at 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Beginning April 17, 2021

Join us for a guided walk departing Saturdays and Sundays from the Read House steps. Tours begin with a look inside a few of our most iconic rooms and continue with an easy stroll along the town’s storied cobblestone streets. You’ll discover how the Read House and its inhabitants over the years were at the center of tastemaking, preservation, and the famously historic vibes of the New Castle we see today.

New this season:

Sunday 11 a.m. Tour
Open-Air I-Spy Adventure!

For the young, or young at heart – participartory and fun, Sunday morning tours will include all the same great stops and information, explored through the lens of our favorite game!

All Tours
Audio App Availability

To make your visit more comfortable, all of our tours now include the option to amplify your guide’s voice using your personal mobile device.

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