The Read Dining Table

The Read Dining Table

Who makes up your family? Where do you see your place in history? And how do you record your ancestors’ memories, share their stories, and honor their legacies? After nearly two centuries, a Read family dining table has returned to the Read House & Gardens in New Castle, Delaware, as an example of how each generation leaves its mark on an object. Once two separate tables owned by George Read I, it was transformed and also documented over the years as a piece of family history. To learn more about the Read dining table, plan your visit to the Read House & Gardens!

“The Read Dining Table” is part of Speaking of Delaware…, a series of short videos presented by the Delaware Historical Society and produced by Short Order Production House. Videos premiere the first Thursday of every month on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and our website. This series is funded in part by the Longwood Foundation, Delmarva Power, an Exelon Company, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and by a grant from Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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