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Delaware Humanities provides educational 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

April 23, 2018 6:30 pm
Speaker: Jean Norvell
Welcome aboard! It’s a two month voyage, and our ship is not big. Some of you will live and sleep in the cabin below deck, but others will have to sleep in the Skiff on deck, which also houses the animals. Where you sleep will be determined by the name tag you draw. It determines your social rank. We have no refrigeration, so we need to ensure that the food on board has been properly treated before we set sail. We will also need ample supplies of beer and wine to modify the water. Without them, the water will become scummy and unfit to drink. The crew will not discuss shipboard hygiene with you, but we have to have a talk about ‘bodily functions’ before we sail. Please anticipate that your modesty will be challenged when using the “seats of ease”.

 

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April 26, 2018 6:00 pm
Speaker: Dan Pritchett
This talk takes a well-deserved look back at five relatively unknown but remarkable heroes and patriots who stepped forward during our country’s greatest crisis to help "save the union" and bring about "a new birth of freedom."  This quintet includes two southern-born officers, two African-American soldiers, and the woman who become known as “the Angel of the Battlefield.”  Each of them is an exemplar of the true meaning of patriotism—love and devotion to one’s country.

 

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FINAL DRAFTS FOR VISION GRANTS DUE MAY 15
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

April 26, 2018 6:00 pm
Speaker: Dan Pritchett
@Harrington Public Library
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Harrington, Delaware
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April 26, 2018 6:00 pm
Speaker: Dan Pritchett
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@Harrington Public Library
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Harrington, Delaware
April 26, 2018 6:30 pm
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@Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library
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Odessa, Delaware
April 28, 2018 8:00 am
@Salesianum School
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Wilmington, Delaware
April 28, 2018 11:00 am
Speaker: Mike Dixon
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@Bear Library
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Bear, Delaware

Newsworthy

  • Final Drafts of Vision Grant Applications are due May 15

    March 26, 2018

    Thank you to all of our Vision Grant applicants for the Spring Cycle! Remember that final drafts are due Tuesday, May 15.

     

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