LIT for the Holidays returns Saturday, December 10, 5–8 p.m.! Celebrate in style with cocktails, carols, a vintage Rolls-Royce, and special artist installations illuminated for the holidays! LIT for the Holidays is inspired by the family Christmas gatherings and famous New Year’s Day parties that Philip and Lydia Laird hosted at the Read House starting in the 1920s. Learn more and purchase tickets today...
August 5, 2022
The George Read II House & Gardens, a National Historic Landmark owned and operated by the Delaware Historical Society, has announced a transformative campaign to make its landscape socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable for the next generation. Planning will encompass the entire 2.5 acres of grounds surrounding the 1804 Read House, which is situated in the town’s historic core with substantial Delaware River frontage. Ultimately, the project will reconcile the gardens’ multi-layered history with Old New Castle’s legacy of beautiful design and the Society’s contemporary mission to “educate, inspire, and empower people and communities.” Read more...
March 15, 2021
The Delaware Historical Society is pleased to announce that the National Historic Landmark George Read II House has completed an innovative and historically sensitive mechanical upgrade to replace failing systems, improve energy efficiency, and ultimately preserve the historic house’s delicate interiors and collections. Read more...
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