We strive to encourage members of the Hockessin area to take on a larger role in their community while inspiring a younger generation to take pride in the town in which they call home.
HOCKESSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Hockessin Historical Society was formed in September 1999. Our charter is to preserve and
protect historic sites and buildings relative, but not limited to, the Hockessin area. We are developing educational and research programs that showcase the unique cultural heritage and historic landmarks throughout Delaware.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our projects and events are funded by individual
donations and membership dues and fueled by our passionate volunteers who are interested in history and the preservation of our past.
The Hockessin Historical Society is dedicated to the discovery and preservation of all things that
have led to Hockessin’s evolution into the community it is today. Our focus is to grow our collections of artifacts which document our town's past, and to preserve all things relating to the culture of Hockessin for the education and enjoyment of current and future residents. Much of our collection is housed in the Tweed’s Tavern Museum, and displayed in it’s rotating exhibits.
Members receive our monthly newsletter, “The Hockessin Howler“, which covers all our events and
projects. Each month we feature new and exciting articles, including pieces written by our founders and other members.
We are always looking for new members who are passionate about our community and prolonging
the history of Delaware. In the future we hope to extend our knowledge into schools and other programs throughout Hockessin, as well as continuing to restore buildings and artifacts.
Meet the board
Eighteen years ago Joe and Brian acted on their passion for the preservation of history and created the Hockessin Historical Society. Find out more about the people behind the scenes!
To inform and immerse Hockessin and Delaware citizens of the rich history all around them while preserving local historical buildings through State grants and generous donations of our community members