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.

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December 2017

Friday, December 1, through Sunday December 31, 2017
Holiday Interpretation at the Read House & Gardens
Out with the Old, In with the New: New Year's at the Read House & Gardens

Discover the history of New Year’s, how traditions have changed over time, and how people celebrate New Year’s around the world. Make New Year’s calls with the Read family, celebrate Chinese New Year’s with the Couper family, attend a New Year’s bash with the Laird family, and more. Details. 


Friday, December 1, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Art Loop Wilmington
Delaware History Museum 

Join with other art lovers for a free, self-guided public art event.
The museum store will be open for holiday shopping! Details. 


Sunday, December 3, 2:00 p.m.
Melomanie Winter Concert

Old Town Hall

Enjoy an afternoon of music for early winter - including a bit of holiday cheer. Special members-only one-day 20% discount in the museum store. Details.


Thursday, December 7, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cheers for Delaware Day!
Tasting Room at Twin Lakes Brewery and other locations around the state!

Celebrate Delaware Day with our friends at Twin Lakes Brewery as we make a state-wide toast to Caesar Rodney and all things Delaware! Details.


Saturday, December 9, 1:00 p.m.
Holiday Sing with The Music School of Delaware
Delaware History Museum

A festive sing-a-long celebration of the season! A musical treat for the whole family. Instruments, shakers, singing, and fun especially for preschool children. Details.


Saturday, December 9, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Seventeeth Annual Spirit of Christmas Celebration in Old New Castle
New Castle

A town-wide celebration, Spirit of Christmas includes free tours of private homes and churches decorated for the season. Entertainment performed throughout the day. Details.


Sunday, December 10, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Victoria Preview Season II

Delaware History Museum

Before Victoria returns for season two, see what scandal and intrigues are in story for the spirited queen. Join us and WHYY for a decadent tea service, appetizers and preview! 


Saturday, December 16, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Family Saturday: Winter Holidays
Delaware History Museum, Mitchell Center

Celebrate Winter holidays with a performance and activities for the whole family to enjoy!. Details.


Winter Holiday Schedule

All Society sites closed Monday, December 25, 2017 and Monday, January 1, 2018

Administrative Offices
CLOSED, December 22, 2017 - January 1, 2018
OPEN, Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Delaware History Museum and Mitchell Center for African American Heritage
OPEN, Wednesday-Saturday, December 27-30, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Read House & Gardens
Wed. -Friday, December 27-29, 2017, 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Research Library
Please note: The Delaware Historical Society Research Library will be closed from Friday, December 22 - Friday, March 2, 2018 for maintenance and special projects. While staff are unable to accept online research requests during this period, researchers can access our online catalog,
Ask Caesar. For your convenience, the library will remain open at the following times:

Mondays - 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 20 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 17- 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thank you for your patience and continued interest in the Delaware Historical Society.  Our library staff looks forward to serving you when we resume normal operating hours on Monday, March 5, 2018.

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