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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

September 20, 2018 4:00 pm

 

4:00 PM: Dance Performance and Workshop
The English Country Dancers at OLLI at UD, a group of 16 dancers wearing period costume, will perform dances of the day for your enjoyment. Audience may participate at certain points in the performance.

7:00 PM: “The True and Perfect Image of Life Indeed” – Playing Shakespeare’s Falstaff*
Dr. James Keegan, associate professor of English and Theater at the University of Delaware‘s Associate in Arts Program in Georgetown and former member of the resident acting troupe at the American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse, will present on one of Shakespeare’s greatest roles, Sir John Falstaff.
*Lecture Series sponsored by Sussex County Council

 

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September 22, 2018 11:30 am
Speaker: Kamau Ngom
This is a journey from Africa to the Americas using music, song, dance, and stories as mediums, highlighting the similarities between traditional African culture and African influenced culture in the Americas. Audience participation is a must as this is a village-oriented presentation.

 

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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 nonprofit organizations.

** Fall Vision Grant Cycle FY19 Deadlines: Rough Drafts are DUE Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Final Drafts are DUE Wednesday, November 14, 2018. ** 
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Calendar

September 21, 2018 6:00 pm
Speaker: Cara Blume
@Milford Public Library
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Milford, Delaware
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September 21, 2018 6:00 pm
Speaker: Cara Blume
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@Milford Public Library
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Milford, Delaware
September 22, 2018 11:30 am
Speaker: Kamau Ngom
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@The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew
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Wilmington, Delaware
September 22, 2018 1:00 pm
@The Old State House
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Dover, Delaware

Newsworthy

  • Vision Grant Deadlines for Fall Cycle FY19

    September 12, 2018

    ATTENTION prospective applicants for Delaware Humanities Grants:

    Drafts for the Vision Grant Fall Cycle are DUE by Tuesday, October 2, 2018.
    Final Drafts are Due Wednesday, November 14, 2018. 
    A rough draft is required for Vision Grants.

     

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  • Welcome Bob McKennett to the Delaware Humanities Board

    September 12, 2018

    Bob McKennett comes to the Delaware Humanities having just completed a 42-year career as a health services director and practicing nurse anesthetist…

     

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  • 6 Questions for Executive Director Michele Anstine

    September 12, 2018

    Now approaching her 90th day at Delaware Humanities, get to know ED Michele Anstine

     

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  • 2019 New Speakers and Programs

    September 12, 2018

    In the 2019 fiscal year (November 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019), two new speakers and five new programs will be available for request.  Remember to wait until after October 1, 2018…

     

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