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Delaware Humanities is Delaware’s independent, non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Founded in 1973, Delaware Humanities strengthens our communities by encouraging all Delawareans to be inspired, informed, and engaged through exploring the diversity of the human experience.

Featured Events

January 27, 2022 6:30 pm

Do you worry that you are throwing away items that could be recycled or recycling things that should be garbage?  Do you wonder what our trash says about us?

We will screen a brief film of a visit to the Cherry Island Landfill and Delaware Recycling Center with Delaware Solid Waste Authority Education Coordinator Stacey Helmer and Environmental Humanities Program Facilitator Lisa Dill. After the film we will discuss the relationship between humans, the environment, and our garbage.  The discussion will be led by Lisa Dill.  Stacey Helmer will also be at the the event to answer your recycling and trash/landfill questions.

If you have time before the program, please watch the DSWA films on how landfills work and an inside look at the recycling facility.  We also suggest reading this.

This is a virtual event. Registration required.


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February 9, 2022 5:30 pm

My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.

Educated (2018) is the memoir of Tara Westover, who was born in Utah to survivalists and Mormon fundamentalists.  While she was never allowed to attend school, Tara taught herself enough to to be admitted to Brigham Young University.  Being isolated her entire life from mainstream society, her time in college taught her about important world events and created the desire in her to learn more, while she also struggled with the growing divide between her and her family.

Registration is required and will open soon.  Five free copies of the book will be able on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please note if you claim a free book and do not attend the discussion session, you will not be allowed to claim a free book in the future.  Books will only be mailed to Delaware addresses.



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RECOVER and RENEW ARP Grant applications for FY22 are currently under review

  • The review process will take up to three weeks, we will announce awards on a rolling basis
  • We will continue to process and award Opportunity Grants for FY22 to qualified Delaware nonprofit organizations.
  • For further details and FAQ for specific guidelines, see the Grants Page.




February 10, 2022 10:00 am
Speaker: Kathy Trusty
February 26, 2022 10:30 am
Speaker: Kim Burdick
@Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
Wilmington, Delaware
March 9, 2022 1:00 pm
@New Castle County Bear Library