The Delaware Historical Society will sponsor a number of events during March, including a day of events set for March 10 in Wilmington in celebration of National Harriet Tubman Day.
Harriet Tubman Day events on March 10 include:
— Wilmington Friends Meeting: 10 to 11 a.m., Wilmington Friends Meeting House, 512 N. West St., Wilmington. Harriet Tubman educator Patricia Lewis will share in-depth, personal stories that highlight how Harriet Tubman's spirituality and strength led her to become the Underground Railroad heroine we know today. Children's activity provided. City Council proclamation with Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki. Free.
— “Folk Art & Freedom”: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tubman-Garrett Park on the Riverfront, 815 Justison St., Wilmington. Folk art is the art produced by self-taught people. Every culture has its share of folk artists, yet art historians often deny folk art its rightful place alongside fine art. Eunice LaFate, a Jamaican born, prize-winning folk artist, addresses this issue and explores the concepts of folk art and culture. Free. bit.ly/2oXHR8q.
— “The Underground Railroad in Delaware”: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Delaware History Museum, 504 W. Market St., Wilmington. Walk in the footsteps of freedom seekers and discover the brave men and women, both enslaved and free, who made this region one of the most successful routes to freedom in the years before the Civil War. City Council resolution read by City Council Member Michelle Harlee. Free.
— “Women of Consequence: Ambitious, Ancillary, Anonymous”: 3 to 5 p.m. March 10, The Baby Grand, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington. A unique performance program incorporating poetry, dance and the visual arts as a way to share stories of freedom of expression and equality for all women.
Other Delaware Historical Society events in March are:
— “Florence Bayard Hilles and Delaware's Activism for Women's Reproductive Rights”: 6 p.m. March 15, Delaware History Museum. Anne Boylan and Ann Bell explore Delaware’s activism through the life of Florence Bayard Hilles and discuss contemporary issues affecting women’s health, particularly in regards to reproduction. Free. To register: bit.ly/2FnqBR5.
— World War I and America Writing Workshops: 1 to 3 p.m. March 17, Delaware History Museum. Second in a series of six World War I-themed writing workshops that will draw on the Society's WWI collections and themes from “Delaware, One State, Many Stories.” Free. To register: bit.ly/2Fw5MX0.
— Sarah McBride Lecture and Book Signing: 6 p.m. March 19, Delaware History Museum. Sarah McBride, LGBT rights activist and author of “Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality” will speak about her newly published book. Free. To register: bit.ly/2FvBZxJ.
— Historic Games and Toys: Noon to 2 p.m. March 21, Delaware Children's Museum, 550 Justison St., Wilmington.Join Delaware History Museum educators at the Delaware Children's Museum to discover how children played 100 years ago. Enjoy historic games and toys and decorate a top to take home.
— Reading Group: 6 p.m. March 26, Research Library Meeting Room, 505 N. Market St., Wilmington. A discussion of “1968: the Year that Rocked the World” by Mark Kurlansky. Free. bit.ly/2tpIQUp.
For more, visit delhistory.org.