Monday, July 2, 2007

Delaware History Museum

The Delaware History Museum is located in the renovated art-deco Woolworth store. The museum features three galleries of changing interactive exhibits on Delaware history, including displays of rare items of everyday life, costumes, children's toys, regional decorative arts, and paintings. The museum is the child of the Historical Society of Delaware.

Current exhibits include "Made by Delaware Hands." This newest exhibition is located at both the Delaware History Museum in Wilmington and the Read House in New Castle. This special exhibition features more than 100 hand-made items from Delaware in the collections of the Historical Society. Also at the Delaware History Museum is the exhibit, "Distinctively Delaware" highlighting the people, places, events, and products that make the First State unique.

Educational Field Trips & Programs Available:

At the Historical Society of Delaware providing school tours, education packets, audio visual aids. These programs are equally available to homeschoolers and are designed to include many hands-on activities and primary document and material resources. The programs offered are listed in the education bulletin and online. The educational resource material provides teachers are specific to Delaware and may be used to give students a greater understanding and appreciation of Delaware and its unique history.

To join their teachers email list and receive updates and special happenings for school groups send your email address to:

For more information, details about the "Hands on the Past" school tours, programs and educational field trips available, visit their website.