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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

May 24, 2019 12:00 am

Enjoy writing or creating art?  Students grades 5-12 are invited to submit to Delaware Humanities’ Short Story and Art/Reflection Contest.  Students can either write a short story relating to one of two writing prompts OR create a piece of art and write a short reflection essay about their artwork.  Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place by category and age group.

Prizes include a chance to meet Astronaut Leland Melvina scholarship to the Delaware Art Museum’s Writing Conference, work displayed at the art museum during the conference, and $50-$100!

Entries are due by midnight of Friday, May 24.  Contact Delaware Humanities with questions or for more information.

Contest Rules and How to Submit

 

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May 25, 2019 10:00 am

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The 7th Annual Bowers Beach Buccaneer Bash sets up an authentic recreation of a pirate camp, where visitors will interact with reenactors, trades and craftsmen. Through historical reenactment, demonstrations and theatrical art, the realities of 18th century pirate life will be explored. Children will be offered the opportunity to enroll in Pirate School, where they will learn the skills necessary on how to survive in pirate world.

 

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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

May 25, 2019 10:00 am
@Bowers Beach Maritime Museum
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Frederica, Delaware
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May 25, 2019 10:00 am
@Bowers Beach Maritime Museum
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Frederica, Delaware
May 26, 2019 10:00 am
@Bowers Beach Maritime Museum
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Frederica, Delaware
May 26, 2019 12:00 pm
@Village of Fork Branch
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Dover, Delaware
May 27, 2019 10:00 am
@Greater Harrington Historical Society
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Harrington, Delaware

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  • DEstination: Space Short Story and Art Contest Announced

    March 5, 2019

    Want to meet an astronaut? Students currently in grades 5-12 are invited to submit a short story or art to the DEstination: Space contest. Deadline to submit is Friday, May 24, 2019 at midnight.

     

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