ENGAGE. EDUCATE. INSPIRE.
Who We Are
Delaware Humanities is Delaware’s independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Founded in 1973, Delaware Humanities provides educational and cultural opportunities to Delawareans through original programming and grants for non-profit organizations. Delaware Humanities helps Delawareans gain a deeper understanding of human identity, intellectual achievement, diverse cultures, and our shared heritage.
Our Role In Delaware
Delaware Humanities provides educational and arts 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.
Delaware Humanities Council introduces New Executive Director Michele AnstineJune 18, 2018
Michele Anstine, most recently the Assistant CEO and Chief Program Officer for the Delaware Historical Society, brings twenty years of experience working in the humanities in Delaware. While at the George Read II House & Gardens, she held various leadership roles, raising nearly $2 million in funds to preserve and enhance one of the premiere Federalist homes and museum collections in the United States. She was a critical part of the successful campaign to designate the property as a National Historic Landmark. A native of southern Kent County, Ms. Anstine holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from the University of Delaware.
Spring 2018 Vision Grant Awards total $88,496June 28, 2018
Ten organizations from around the state have been awarded Delaware Humanities Vision Grants.