Who Makes History?
You Do!  When you support Delaware History at DHS!

Thank you for contributing to the Delaware Historical Society

The Delaware Historical Society is a dynamic, evolving organization with a statewide mission to preserve, promote, and share Delaware's history in a welcoming environment to educate, inspire, and empower people and communities. Visitors of all ages visit our campuses in Wilmington and New Castle to learn about treasures in the collections, study the historic buildings that house the Society and engage in the programs, exhibitions, classes, lectures, tours, and workshops that help us understand and appreciate the First State’s rich history.


History matters! The Delaware Historical Society is the largest private institution in the State collecting, preserving, and sharing our collective heritage. With collections numbering more than 3.2 million items, DHS is one of the largest providers of student programs in the First State, and the home of National History Day in Delaware. Your support helps us to preserve and present priceless collections and allows us to keep telling all the ever-expanding stories of Delaware’s past and present. Today is already history!


You Can Make a Difference!

Your support, in the form of gifts and memberships, is vital to our success. Generous donations and membership dues help to keep general admission and ticket prices at affordable levels that make Delaware history accessible to everyone in our community. Donations also help fund classes, lectures, and programs for all ages. Your help supports the creation of thought-provoking exhibitions and publications. Gifts help maintain facilities, care for collections, provide internships for young scholars and offer a wealth of programs and activities for students.

Making a gift, becoming a member, and volunteering your time and talents are some of the ways you can support DHS.  Why not all three? Please take a moment to explore the many ways in which you can become a partner in preserving history for today and for future generations. To all of our past, current, and future supporters, thank you!



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
© Delaware Historical Society 2020. All rights reserved.
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.