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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

August 27, 2017 4:00 pm
Through a first-person interpretation of Baseball Hall of Famer William “Judy” Johnson, learn the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues prior to Jackie Robinson’s participation in the major leagues of American baseball.

 

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September 14, 2017 6:30 pm

The Delaware Coastal Zone Act (CZA) has been making headlines recently. What is the Coastal Zone Act? What is happening to it?

Join the Delaware Museum of Natural History and Delaware Humanities for a screening of a portion of the documentary An Evolving Legacy: Delaware’s Coastal Zone Act. Following the film, we will host a discussion of the 2017 legislative changes to the CZA, featuring three local experts in environmental and water issues followed by a public question and answer session.

Panel Experts:

Jerry Kauffman, Ph.D., Director, University of Delaware Water Resources Center Kenneth Kristl, Director, Environmental & Natural Resources Law Clinic, Delaware Law School Matt Sarver, Ecologist and Environmental Consultant

The panel will discuss the changes to the CZA, what those changes will mean for Delaware’s economy and ecology, and how those changes will affect all of us.

The moderator, Lisa Dill, teaches in the Environmental Humanities at the University of Delaware.

Museum doors open at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails and to view the Museum galleries and special exhibits. The film presentation, panel discussion and public and question and answer session will take place from 7-8:30 p.m.

Pre-registration strongly suggested. Walk-in’s welcome if space is available.

 

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Apply For a Grant

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 6, 2017 7:00 pm
Speaker: Larry Koch
@Milford Women's Club
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Milford, Delaware
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September 6, 2017 7:00 pm
Speaker: Larry Koch
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@Milford Women's Club
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Milford, Delaware
September 11, 2017 6:00 pm
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@Frankford Public Library
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Frankford, Delaware
September 14, 2017 1:00 pm
Speaker: Saul Broudy
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@Atonement Methodist Church
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Claymont, Delaware
September 14, 2017 6:00 pm
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@Milford Public Library
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Milford, 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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