Looking Back, Moving Forward
150 Years at the Delaware Historical Society

This year, the Delaware Historical Society celebrates its sesquicentennial!   That’s 150 years of collecting, preserving, and sharing the stories of Delaware’s history. As the Society enters an exciting period of growth, it’s time to  discover more about its early days and to highlight the significant events of its first fifteen decades.  Looking Back, Moving Forward examines the Delaware Historical Society’s history as an organization and shares how it will continue to serve Delaware in the future.

 

First Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, home of the Historical Society of Delaware from 1878 to 1916.

First Presbyterian Church
in Wilmington, home of the
Historical Society of Delaware
from 1878 to 1916.

Old Town Hall shortly after restoration, 1927. The Society purchased the building in 1916.
Old Town Hall shortly after
restoration, 1927.
The Society purchased
the building in 1916.
Schematic design for the Center for African American Heritage at the Delaware History Museum. The center is scheduled to open in spring 2016.

Schematic design for the
Center for African American Heritage
at the Delaware History Museum.
The center is scheduled
to open in spring 2016.

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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.