Delaware Historical Society
The Delaware Historical Society is a non-profit organization that aims to preserve, promote, and share Delaware’s history through documenting, interpreting, presenting, and preserving artifacts, buildings, and stories. The society adheres to high professional standards and best practices prescribed by organizations such as the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), and the Society of American Archivists (SAA). It practices exemplary stewardship in managing all its resources, sponsors accurate, engaging, inclusive, entrepreneurial, and innovative programs and services, encourages broad participation and perspectives in programming, and fosters a climate of respect, collegiality, and professionalism at work and in the community. Its vision is to engage a diverse citizenry in Delaware’s unique history.
Address: 505 N Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801
Phone: (302) 656-0637
Address: Read House & Gardens, 42 The Strand New Castle, Delaware 19720
Phone: (302) 322-8411
Interview with Jonah Delasanta, the Development and Communication Coordinator of the Delaware Historical Society, and Cydele Duqutte, the Marketing and Events Coordinator of Read House. The Delaware Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing Delaware’s rich history through its collection of over three million objects, books, documents, photographs, and maps spanning nine buildings. In this interview, Jonah and Cydele discuss the society’s various campuses, including the research library, two museums, and the Reed house and Gardens. They highlight their use of tablet technology to enhance visitors’ experiences and showcase various eras of the historic mansion. The interview aims to promote the society’s participation in the #DoMore24DE campaign and encourages viewers to support the organization’s mission.