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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

August 21, 2019 12:00 pm

Join Delaware Humanities and the Department of Health and Social Services Library for Literature and Medicine. Based on the award-winning program started by Maine Humanities, Literature and Medicine is a group that meets once a month for 90 minutes to discuss a piece of literature related to medicine. No knowledge of medicine required, just an enjoyment of reading and thought-provoking discussions!

Enrollment is for all six (6) sessions. Single session enrollment is not allowed. The sessions take place on Wednesdays from 12 PM to 1:30 PM. The class dates are as follows:

Wednesday, April 17
Wednesday, May 15
Wednesday, June 12
Wednesday, July 17
Wednesday, August 21
Wednesday, September 18

The enrollment fee ($35) includes the six 90 minute discussion led by a trained faciliator, a curated set of readings for the discussions (usually excerpts from fiction and non-fiction works), a light snack, two books, and a tote bag.

An information session will be held on March 20 at noon. Here you can learn more about the program and register if space is still available.

 

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August 24, 2019 9:00 am

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Harrington Heritage Day seeks to celebrate and educate visitors and DE state residents alike, about the agricultural, railroad, and natural resource heritage of the greater Harrington community. Highlights include: (at no admission charge or parking fee) a parade, agricultural/natural resources/historical exhibits and demonstrations, craft and food vendors, live music from local musicians and churches, farm animal and exotic animal petting zoos, car show, face painting, pony rides, horse-drawn carriage rides, and Kids Zone Inflatables. Additionally, the Greater Harrington Historical Society & Museum, the Harrington Railroad Tower, Trinity United Methodist Church, and the Harrington Vol. Fire Company will host guided tours and/or Open House during the event.

 

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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

August 20, 2019 6:00 pm
Speaker: Eric Mease
@Rehoboth Beach Public Library
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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August 20, 2019 6:00 pm
Speaker: Eric Mease
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@Rehoboth Beach Public Library
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
August 21, 2019 12:00 pm
@Department of Health and Social Services Library, Springer Hall
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New Castle, Delaware
August 24, 2019 9:00 am
@Harrington Heritage Festival
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Harrington, Delaware
August 24, 2019 1:00 pm
Speaker: Eric Mease
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@Frankford Public Library
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