EXHIBITIONS

Click here for a full listing including the Delaware History Museum, Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, Old Town Hall, Willingtown Square, and the Read House & Gardens.

 


LECTURES

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Ongoing, Wilmington Campus

Between the Rivers, Walking Tours of Wilmington's Historic District - the Delaware Historical Society is pleased to offer reserved guided tours of Wilmington's historic Market Street.

 

August 2017

Tuesday, August 8 and 22, 2017
Wine & Weed at the Read House & Gardens

Volunteers continue to meet every other week on Tuesday evenings to keep the grounds neat and tidy throughout the spring, summer and early fall. Refeshments follow gardening sessions. Please contact manstine@dehistory.org for more details if you are interested in volunteering. Details.

 

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Library, Open Research

Volunteers from the Delaware Genealogical Society will be on hand to answer individual research questions.

 

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Family Program: Gathering for August Quarterly

Celebrate the annual August Quarterly with special family programming at the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage. Details.

 

Saturday, August 26, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
City Theater Company's Be Fearless: An Intro to Improv Workshop
Delaware History Museum

An introduction to improv comedy that teaches basic skills and demonstrates how to apply these skills to create memorable characters and hilarious scenes. Details.

 

Monday, August 28, 2017, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
People of Conscience, People of Faith: A Proposed Underground Railroad Trail in Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania
Delaware History Museum

Karen Marshall, Heritage Preservation Coordinator for Chester County Planning Commission, will lead a virtual tour of several key Pennsylvania sites important in the fight against American slavery, from Longwood Meeting to Eden Cemetery, the resting place of William Still of the Philadelphia Vigilance Committee. FREE public program. Details.

 

 

September 2017

Tuesday, September 5 and 19, 2017
Wine & Weed at the Read House & Gardens

Volunteers continue to meet every other week on Tuesday evenings to keep the grounds neat and tidy throughout the spring, summer and early fall. Refeshments follow gardening sessions. Please contact manstine@dehistory.org for more details if you are interested in volunteering. Details.

 

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Revolutionary Delaware
The Arsenal - New Castle

In partnership with the New Castle Historical Society, author Kim Burdick will present the story of ordinary people coping with extraordinary circumstances during America's fight for Independence. Details.

 

Monday, September 4, 2017
The Delaware Historical Society is closed for Labor Day.

 

Friday, September 15, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Untapped History: Game Night
Delaware History Museum

Join us for game night – a fun way to learn about the history of board games with a peek at some games from the Society’s collection. Stay and play modern games with fellow enthusiasts. Light snacks and beverages provided. Details.

 

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Library, Open Research

 

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 1:00-9:00 p.m.
Farm2Fork
Read House & Gardens

Come to the third annual Farm2Fork for a full day of fun! Details.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017
Reading Group, 6:00 p.m.
Research Library Meeting Room

Join us for the next discussion on The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein.  Details.
 

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Museum Day Live!

FREE Admission to the Delaware History Museum, Mitchell Center for African American Heritage and National Historic Landmark Read House & Gardens with Museum Day Live! ticket. Details.

 

Saturdays, September 23 - November 11, 2017
City Theater Company's Improv with Jana Savini
101 (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.); 103 (2:00 - 4:00 p.m.)
Delaware History Museum

Learn or improve on your improv skills! Two levels, eight weeks for each session.
Click here for details and registration.

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 12:00 p.m.
New Members Welcome Reception
Delaware History Museum

Members only. Details.

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 
Wilmington Classical Guitar Society Concert
Old Town Hall

The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society presents its Members Showcase Concert featuring performances by professional and amateur guitarists. Details.

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
New Directions in African American History: Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles
Delaware History Museum/Mitchell Center for African American History

Dr. Bertram Ashe, Associate Professor of English, University of Richmond, will discuss his book, Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles. Details.

 

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Melomanie Up Close & Personal: The Violin & Christof Richter
Old Town Hall

Enjoy an afternoon in an intimate setting for conversation, baroque and contemporary music featuring Donna Fournier, gamba and Tracy Richardson, harpsichord. Details.

 

 

 

October 2017

Saturdays, through - November 11, 2017
City Theater Company's Improv with Jana Savini continues
101 (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.); 103 (2:00 - 4:00 p.m.)
Delaware History Museum

Learn or improve on your improv skills! Two levels, eight weeks for each session.
Click here for details and registration.

 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Wine & Weed at the Read House & Gardens

Volunteers will meet for the last Tuesday clean-up of the season. Refeshments follow gardening sessions. Please contact manstine@dehistory.org for more details if you are interested in volunteering. Details.

 

Friday, October 6, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Art Loop Wilmington
Delaware History Museum 

Join with other art lovers for a free, self-guided public art event. Details.

 

Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:30 p.m. | 7:30 p.m.
Lives of the Necromancers: A Literary Look at George Read II
Read House & Gardens

Do you like supernatural stories? We invite you to explore the intersection of magic and the imagination in a literary focused experience at the Read House & Gardens. Details.

 

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Shakespeare, Poe & Fiends
Old Town Hall

Spend an evening with masters of the macabre as Delaware Shakespeare actors open many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore during this year's presentation of "Shakespeare, Poe & Fiends."  Details.
 

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Contemporary History Series: Race, Poverty, and Delaware Public Education: Policies, Outcomes, and Prospects

Delaware History Museum/Mitchell Center for African American History

Join education experts for an engaging discussion on the historical context and current issues in Delaware public education. Details. 

 

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Library, Open Research

 

Saturday, October 21, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Family Saturday: Creative Writing Workshop
Delaware History Museum Mitchell Center for African American Heritage

For writers of ALL ages!
Join the State of Delaware poets Laureate, Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills for creative writing exercises and more!
Details.

 

Thursday,  October 26, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Delaware Historical Society Annual Meeting
Copeland Room, Delaware History Museum

Business meeting and program. Details.

 


November 2017

Saturdays, through - November 11, 2017
City Theater Company's Improv with Jana Savini continues
101 (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.); 103 (2:00 - 4:00 p.m.)
Delaware History Museum

Learn or improve on your improv skills! Two levels, eight weeks for each session.
Click here for details and registration.

 

Friday, November 3, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Art Loop Wilmington
Delaware History Museum 

Join with other art lovers for a free, self-guided public art event. Details.

 

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Delaware and World War l
Delaware History Museum

Join the Delaware Historical Society in the first program commemorating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. Details.

 

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Untapped History: Holiday Ornaments
Delaware History Museum

Make your own holiday ornament and enjoy a display of selected decorations from the Delaware Historical Society Collections. Details.

 

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research Library, Open Research

 

Saturday, November 25, 2017, 11:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
Family Saturday: Parade & Storytime!
Delaware History Museum

Enjoy the Wilmington Jaycees Annual Christmas Parade, and then warm up afterwards storytime, a screening of The Polar Express (2004), and Christmas carols performed by the Imagination Players and Reeds Refuge! Toys, trains, and dolls from the Delaware Historical Society collections will also be on display. Details.

 

 

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