Delaware Historical Society to Host Five Programs in March of Interest to...

Delaware Historical Society to Host Five Programs in March of Interest to Families, History-lovers, and Teachers!


The Delaware Historical Society will host five programs in March of interest to families, history-lovers, and teachers!

On Thursday, March 9 join Dr. Tiffany Gill for a discussion of her book, Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry. Dr. Gill is an Associate Professor of History and Black American Studies at the University of Delaware. 6 p.m. Delaware History Museum. Admission is free.  Reservations are requested.

Saturday, March 11 is Harriet Tubman Day in Delaware! Join us for an official State of Delaware proclamation, followed by an interactive family program, The Underground Railroad in Delaware. Walk in the footsteps of freedom seekers and the abolitionists who helped them on their journey to freedom. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Delaware History Museum. Admission is free.

Saturday, March 18, features two events: A family program at the Read House & Gardens and a teacher workshop at the Delaware History Museum.

The family program, Under Lock and Key, is an opportunity to enjoy a special tour of the Read House highlighting how items were stored away and where household goods were kept during the early to mid 19th century. The tour will be followed by a bandbox craft. Bandboxes were typically used to store hats, shirt collars, and other forms of apparel. Two sessions: 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Read House & Gardens. Price is included in admission. Reservations are required.

A workshop for educators, Teaching the Holocaust uses Echoes and Reflections to help students make connections with the past, gain relevant insight into human dilemmas and difficult social challenges, and determine our roles and responsibilities in the world around us. The workshop aligns with National Standards. Professional credits available through the Delaware Teacher Center. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Delaware History Museum. Admission is free. Reservations are required.

Untapped History on Friday, March 24 features historical re-enactor Kathryn Harris, who will perform a one-woman show on the life and experiences of Harriet Tubman. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $7 Delaware Historical Society members; $10 non-members. Reservations are requested. 21 years and older; light refreshments.

For more information or to make a reservation please call (302) 655-7161 or email  The Delaware History Museum is located at 505 North Market Street, downtown Wilmington.  The Read House & Gardens is located at 42 The Strand, historic New Castle.


About the Delaware Historical Society

The Delaware Historical Society owns and operates the Delaware History Museum; the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage; a nationally recognized Research Library; Old Town Hall; Willingtown Square, four 18th century houses surrounding a picturesque urban courtyard located in downtown Wilmington; and the Read House & Gardens located in historic New Castle, a National Historic Landmark.

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