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.
American culture went through innumerable changes in the 1960’s, from politics to fashion to space travel, and its influence on Delaware came in many forms, including devastating weather events, riots in the cities, and a visit from President Kennedy. Through lectures, music, documentaries, tours, and historical theater, our goal is to provide an understanding of the changes and celebrate the transformations that took place in both local communities and the country. Through community partnerships and local non-profits Chautauqua 2019 will offer a free event, open to the public on September 19th – 21st, 2019.
**All activities will occur at the Lewes Public Library**
Sunday, 9/15 4:00 pm Lewes Chamber Players Concert with Readings
5:00 pm Opening Reception
Monday, 9/16 4:00 pm Play to Stage: Director’s Workshop
7:00 pm Robert Meyers lecture
Tuesday, 9/17 1:00 pm Film screening: Orson Welles’ Othello (1951)
2:00 pm Book discussion from Hogarth Shakespeare series
4:00 pm (or TBD) Ryan Grover lecture (Shakespeare’s Art and Architecture)
7:00 pm Dr. William Zak lecture
Wednesday, 9/18 1:00 pm Film Screening: Orson Welles’ Macbeth (1936)
7:00 pm Dr. James Keegan lecture
Thursday, 9/19 1:00 pm Film Screening: Broadway HD The Taming of the Shrew (1980)
7:00 pm David Stradley lecture
3:00 pm Lecture TBD
6:00 pm Lute demonstration and recital with student reader(s)
Saturday, 9/21 7:00 pm Brown Box Theatre Project Presents “Measure for Measure”
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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. **