The Delaware Historical Society holds rich, varied, and ever-growing collections of objects, published materials, images, maps, and manuscripts relating to Delaware history and genealogy, dating from earliest settlements to the present. The collections include materials relating to all Delawareans:
- Male and female
- Rich, poor, and in-between
- New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties
- All ethnic, racial, and religious groups
For information on donating materials to the collections, please click here
All materials are available to the public for research.
Learn fascinating little known Delaware stories through This Month in Delaware History
For Delaware genealogy, begin by visiting Delaware Genealogy: A Guide to Research at the Delaware Historical Society
Researchers may visit the Christopher Ward Reading Room of the Research Library during regular hours without appointment. Click here for information on the library’s location and hours. Click here for the library regulations.
Access to items in the object collection that are not on exhibit is by appointment. Contact the Curator of Objects at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
If you have a specific research request and cannot find the information you need online, please contact email@example.com or call 302-655-7161.