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.
Berkana will present four FREE screenings of their documentary entitled: “First State, First Step: Delaware to the Moon” that documents the history of Delaware’s contribution to the 1969 Apollo moon landing. The products developed by three Delaware companies—DuPont, W.L. Gore and International Latex Corporation (ILC)—were absolutely critical to the success of America’s lunar landings. DuPont textiles, Gore cable coatings, and ILC space suits were all invented in Delaware by committed Delawareans, some of whom are still alive. Combining their interviews with those of scholars and historians, as well as never-seen file footage of these products being developed, Berkana produced a compelling documentary that explores the “humanities” story behind one of America’s greatest technological achievements.
The premiere Yorklyn Storytelling Festival will feature a lineup of 10 world-renowned storytellers in the spoken-word equivalent of a major music or arts festival. It offers workshops, storytelling ‘samplers,’ an open microphone, and fun-filled storytelling concert finales. Stories are essential to our understanding of ourselves. They define us. They connect us. They knit us together, side-by-side and down through the generations. This festival is a celebration of the genre; of the stories that enhance our lives and expand our literacy and language, our reading and writing, our history and culture, our arts and entertainment.
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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 nonprofit organizations.
** Spring Vision Grant Cycle FY19 Deadlines: Final Drafts are DUE by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. **