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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

January 19, 2019 11:30 am
Speaker: Jim Curtis
The intention of this presentation is to question whether War Relocation Authority (WRA) photographs of the evacuation and internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II were value free documents or instruments of propaganda that reflected the political and racial views of both photographers and their government sponsors.  Prominent among the photographers under discussion are Ansel Adams, Hikaru Iwasaki, and Dorothea Lange.

 

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February 2, 2019 11:00 am
Speaker: Kathy Trusty
At first they were not allowed to fight. Then they were and more than 180,000 signed up. This is a presentation on African Americans, free and enslaved, and their role in the Civil War. It examines the challenges they faced and puts a face to soldiers who fought valiantly for the Union cause and freedom.

 

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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: Final Drafts are DUE Wednesday, November 14, 2018. ** 
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Calendar

January 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Speaker: Dan Pritchett
@South Coastal Library
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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January 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Speaker: Dan Pritchett
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@South Coastal Library
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
January 19, 2019 11:30 am
Speaker: Jim Curtis
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@Rehoboth Beach Public Library
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
January 20, 2019 9:15 am
Speaker: James Newton
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@St. Paul's Lutheran Church
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Newark, Delaware
January 30, 2019 6:30 pm
Speaker: Dan Pritchett
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@Lewes Public Library
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Lewes, 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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  • 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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