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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

July 13, 2018 10:30 am
Speaker: Eunice Lafate
Folk art is the art produced by self-taught people. Every culture has its share of folk artists, yet art historians often deny folk art its rightful place alongside fine art. Ms. LaFate, a Jamaican born, prize-winning folk artist, addresses this issue and explores the concepts of folk art and culture. Audience members will have the opportunity to create their own folk art!

 

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October 16, 2018 6:30 pm
Speaker: Dan Pritchett
In October, 1962, after the United States government discovered that the Soviet Union was secretly installing nuclear offensive missiles in Cuba, the most dangerous confrontation in the history of the world took place.  This talk will look more closely at this crisis, and how a nuclear war was averted only by the calm actions and courageous decisions of three men—the President of the United States, the Premier of the Soviet Union, and a Soviet naval officer.

 

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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
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Calendar

June 23, 2018 11:00 am
@Wilmington Public Library
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Wilmington, Delaware
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June 23, 2018 11:00 am
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@Wilmington Public Library
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Wilmington, Delaware
June 26, 2018 2:00 pm
@TBA
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June 26, 2018 6:00 pm
@Bayhealth Hospital
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New Castle, Delaware
July 13, 2018 10:30 am
Speaker: Eunice Lafate
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@Elsmere Library
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Elsmere, Delaware

Newsworthy

  • HumaniTeens: Newark Farmers Market

    August 18, 2017

    Have you seen the organic section in your local supermarket? The ethnic section? If you have, it’s probably small without a decent variety. “You could shop at five or six stores or just one.” Located on Kirkwood Highway in Newark, the Farmers Market serves a wide variety of cultures and peoples across the state.

     

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  • HumaniTeens: Biracial Students Share Their Perspectives

    August 24, 2017

    In this growing international community, biracial and intercultural relationships have skyrocketed. The amount of people who are biracial is at an all time high. However, these students face conflicting issues of identity and acceptance from an early age. Racial tensions within America have contributed to a rough experience. Additionally, within the families, there is a matter of acceptance from both sides. We spoke to three biracial students in an attempt to more deeply understand the struggles they experience as young Americans.

     

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  • Delaware Humanities is Seeking an Executive Director

    November 7, 2017

    Delaware Humanities is seeking an Executive Director.  Please view full job description for details and for how to apply.

    Application deadline is March 9, 2018.

     

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