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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 25, 2018 6:00 pm

As part of the ongoing Lenape Heritage Celebration Month held throughout September: join archaeologist and ethnographer Dr. Cara Blume, as she examines the significance of the Bloomsbury site. This American Indian site gave proof of identity and the continued existence of the Lenape People in Delaware.

 

 

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September 26, 2018 5:30 pm


Hank Willis Thomas photographed by Andrea Blanch

In partnership with Network Delaware, the Delaware Art Museum will present a Town Hall discussion on the Restorative Schools Issue Campaign moderated by exhibiting artist and For Freedoms co-founder Hank Willis Thomas. A panel of community residents, organizers, practitioners, and scholars focused on civil rights, racial and social justice, law, and youth advocacy will facilitate a rich dialogue with community members.

 

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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 25, 2018 6:00 pm
@Bayhealth Hospital
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New Castle, Delaware
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September 25, 2018 6:00 pm
@Bayhealth Hospital
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New Castle, Delaware
September 26, 2018 5:30 pm
@Kingswood Community Center
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Wilmington, Delaware
September 28, 2018 2:00 pm
@Manor House
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Seaford, Delaware
September 28, 2018 7:00 pm
@Bethel United Methodist Church
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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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  • 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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