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New Castle Historical Society 
30 Market Street
New Castle, DE 19720

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New Castle Historical Society
30 Market Street
New Castle, DE  19720




Mike Connolly, Executive Director


Become a Member or Renew your membership with New Castle Historical Society 

The New Castle Historical Society is the only community organization that has the mission to save New Castle’s history and to share it with present and future generations. As a member of the Society, you’ll join a group of enthusiastic people that enjoy discovering New Castle’s past, preserving our heritage and sharing our history with others through a variety of museums, programs and events. 

In addition to helping support our work of preserving New Castle historic buildings, artifacts, photos, and documents, as a member you’ll enjoy:

  • Unlimited free admission for members to the Amstel House & Dutch House
  • Free admission for additional guests per membership per year to the Amstel and Dutch Houses at key membership levels:

Patron Members are allowed four additional guests

1651 Benefactor Members are allowed eight additional guests

  • 10% discount on purchases in our museum store at The Arsenal
  • Invitations to the annual garden party, exhibit openings and other Society programs
  • Free or reduced admission to certain Society events, including lectures and special exhibits
  • Automatic enrollment in the nationwide Time Travelers program with more than 300 institutions in 40 states
  • $100 discount on event rentals at The Arsenal (at the Household level and above)
  • Automatic Enrollment in the North American Reciprocal Museum Association with over 900 member institutions (at the Patron level and above)

As a 1651 Benefactor member, in addition to the above benefits, you'll also enjoy...

  • Two complimentary tickets to our Annual Garden Party
  • Free admission for up to 8 guests per membership per year to the Amstel and Dutch Houses (eight guests per year total)
  • Invitations to special private programs designed and offered exclusively for 1651 Benefactors
  • Many other benefits exclusive to 1651 Benefactors

For additional information about our annual membership options, and to join or renew as a member the New Castle Historical Society now, just click below!