The New Castle Historical Society (NCHS) operates the Amstel and Dutch House Museums in addition to the Old Library (exhibit space) and the New Castle Visitor Center at The Arsenal. As the historical society for the City of New Castle, DE, the NCHS preserves and interprets the history of the town that started as a Dutch Fort in 1651.
Explore an African watering hole … navigate the Great Barrier Reef … discover a Giant Squid… come face to face with a jaguar… encounter life-sized dinosaurs… marvel at the diversity of birds and shells from around the world. These and many other discoveries await you at the Delaware Museum of Natural History.
The Delaware Contemporary is a non-collecting alternative space. The Delaware Contemporary exhibitions and programs explore the boundaries of contemporary art and reflect cultural, political, religious and social issues. Considered one of the most innovative organizations in the region, The Delaware Contemporary houses seven galleries, twenty-six artist studios, unique gift shop, high tech auditorium, and classroom. The The Delaware Contemporary presents nearly thirty exhibitions each year by local, regional and nationally recognized and emerging artists. Past solo exhibitions have included Gregory Barsamian, Willie Birch, William Cole, Mildred Howard, Christian Marclay, and Peter Zimmermann. Group shows have included works by Gregory Crewdson, Leslie Dill, Sydney Goodman, Mike and Doug Starn, and Kiki Smith.