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Delaware Humanities provides educational and arts outreach, special projects, and funding opportunities to bring Delawareans together. We connect cultural, educational, and civic institutions statewide to provide public events that enhance our understanding of who we are, where we’ve been, and where we are going as individuals, communities, and citizens of Delaware.

Featured Events

September 23, 2017 2:30 pm
Speaker: Eric Mease
This one-hour PowerPoint lecture outlines the life of the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, Alexander Hamilton. The story is told using some of the videos and music from the hip hop Broadway musical, “Hamilton: An American Musical” by Lin-Manuel Miranda and filling in where the musical leaves some historic gaps. This lecture is designed to capture the imagination of both young and old about the rise and fall of one of the most brilliant young minds of our founding generation through the hip hop music of the today’s young and young at heart.

 

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October 5, 2017 7:00 pm

Lecture is free but registration required.  Reception following is $40 a ticket and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Toscana.  Cash bar.

The lecture will also be live streamed to the Georgetown Public Library.  Registration for the event in Georgetown can be found here.

 

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The Grants Program is a statewide resource for support of a wide variety of lectures, festivals, panel discussions, walking tours, and the planning and implementation of exhibitions and other ventures at small and large not-for-profit institutions throughout our state of Delaware. Through this program, the Council distributes federal funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities directly to notable projects created by museums, libraries, historical societies, and other
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Calendar

September 23, 2017 2:30 pm
Speaker: Eric Mease
@Kirkwood Library
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Wilmington, Delaware
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September 23, 2017 2:30 pm
Speaker: Eric Mease
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@Kirkwood Library
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Wilmington, Delaware
September 26, 2017 6:00 pm
@Bayhealth Hospital
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October 4, 2017 11:00 am
Speaker: Kim Burdick
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@Bank Building
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Odessa, Delaware
October 5, 2017 7:00 pm
@Soda House at Hagley
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Wilmington, Delaware

Newsworthy

  • Delaware Voice Column From DHC Chair Dr. Susan West

    April 17, 2017

    Read Dr. West’s article asking Congress to support NEH funding in the new budget. Also included are links to additional support for NEH/NEA/CPB.

     

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  • In Memoriam: Delaware Humanities Speaker Joel Glazier

    July 11, 2017

    Delaware Humanities both mourns and celebrates the life of Delaware Humanities Council board member and Speaker’s Bureau lecturer Joel F. Glazier, who died in Wilmington on Friday, July 7.

     

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  • How We Met

    August 3, 2017

    Stella and Zehra, our teen interns for the summer, recount the story of how they met.  Be sure to check back over the next six weeks for future installments.

     

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  • Delaware Humanities Council posts filled

    August 8, 2017

    The Delaware Humanities Council elected Board officials and approved three new members at the June board meeting.  In early August, Governor John Carney re-appointed three board members as well.

     

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  • HumaniTeens: Cultural vs. Genetic Heritage

    August 10, 2017

    In this installment of HumaniTeens, Stella and Zehra relate taking ancestral DNA tests, their results, and what this meant to each of them.

     

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  • HumaniTeens: Newark Farmers Market

    August 18, 2017

    Have you seen the organic section in your local supermarket? The ethnic section? If you have, it’s probably small without a decent variety. “You could shop at five or six stores or just one.” Located on Kirkwood Highway in Newark, the Farmers Market serves a wide variety of cultures and peoples across the state.

     

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  • HumaniTeens: Biracial Students Share Their Perspectives

    August 24, 2017

    In this growing international community, biracial and intercultural relationships have skyrocketed. The amount of people who are biracial is at an all time high. However, these students face conflicting issues of identity and acceptance from an early age. Racial tensions within America have contributed to a rough experience. Additionally, within the families, there is a matter of acceptance from both sides. We spoke to three biracial students in an attempt to more deeply understand the struggles they experience as young Americans.

     

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