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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

February 21, 2020 7:00 pm

Shakespeare Festival Presents Shakespeare and Saint Valentine

Join us around the fireplace as Delaware Shakespeare actors concoct an enticing mix of love scenes, sonnets, and songs, to create a perfect way for you and your Valentine to celebrate Cupid’s February holiday! The performance lasts approximately 75 minutes and refreshments will be served.

Now in its seventeenth season, Delaware Shakespeare creates year-round professional theatre and educational programs for residents and friends of the State of Delaware. At Del Shakes, people from all walks of life celebrate and explore their shared humanity through the lens of Shakespearean work.

Seating is limited so registration is requested. Sign up online, by calling the library at 302-645-2733, or stop by the Circulation Desk. Walk ins are welcome.

 

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February 27, 2020 6:00 pm

In Magnificent Desolation, Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin recalls his life from preparing for the moon landing to battling depressing and alcoholism after his return home.  He tells his story in the touching, humorous, and lively way only capable of Buzz Aldrin.

Join us for a discussion of this book at the New Castle Public Library.  This discussion, led by Delaware Humanities’ Literature and Medicine facilitator Sarah Bucic, is the final event in our year of DEstination: Space programming and the first event in 2020 for our Literature and Medicine program.

Registration is requested.  Register online or by emailing or calling Delaware Humanities.

 

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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.

** Spring Vision Grant Cycle FY19 Deadlines: Final Drafts are DUE by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. ** 
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Calendar

February 19, 2020 2:00 pm
@Milton Public Library
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February 19, 2020 2:00 pm
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February 20, 2020 4:00 pm
@South Coastal Library
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February 21, 2020 6:30 pm
@Dover Public Library
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Dover, Delaware
February 21, 2020 7:00 pm
@Lewes Public Library
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Newsworthy

  • Fall Cycle Vision Grants Awarded!

    January 30, 2020

    Congratulations to all of our newly minted grantees – we awarded 7 Vision Grants, with funds totaling $68,750.00!

    * Bowers Beach Maritime Museum: Bowers Beach Buccaneer Bash
    * Delaware Historical Society: Women, Politics, and Activism Public Program Series
    * Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League: Delaware Main Street Marshall Plan Speaker Series
    * One Village Alliance: Girls Can Do Anything 2020!
    * Choir School of Delaware: Brush Up Your Shakespeare
    * The Colored Conventions Project/University of Delaware: Mary Ann Shadd Cary: Civil and Voting Rights Pioneer from Wilmington to Canada West
    * The Delaware Contemporary: A Contemporary Centennial: Representation Today

     

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