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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

December 11, 2019 1:30 pm

Much of today’s polarization is driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side.  Too often, we stereotype, dismiss, or ridicule our fellow citizens who support the other political party, its leaders, and its policies. This workshop teaches participants:

1: How to be more aware of their own “inner polarizer”
2: How to be critical without demonizing, dismissing, or stereotyping large swaths of the population
3: Strategies for intervening constructively in social conversations with like-minded peers when these conversations veer into contempt and ridicule for people who hold other political views

This program is facilitated by Karen Reiner of Better Angels, a non-profit, bipartisan grass-roots effort currently active in all 50 states.  The event is free, but registration is required.  Register online or by contacting Delaware Humanities.

Free parking is located two blocks away from the Community Service Building at the Community Service Parking Garage (111 W 11th St, Wilmington, DE 198011-entrance on Orange St).  Bring your parking ticket into the session for validation.

Registration is required.  Please register online.

Questions? Contact Delaware Humanities.

 

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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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December 11, 2019 1:30 pm
@Community Service Building Suite 105
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December 11, 2019 1:30 pm
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January 8, 2020 3:00 pm
@South Coastal Library
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January 9, 2020 6:30 pm
@New Castle Public Library
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January 11, 2020 2:30 pm
@Kirkwood Library
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    July 9, 2019

    Congratulations to our DEstination: Space short story contest winners!

     

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