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Hamilton: More Than A Musical @ Atonement Methodist Church
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Delaware’s Forgotten Daughter @ New Castle Court House Museum
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Gallery Talks 2019: From the Conservator with Im Chan @ Rehoboth Art League Henlopen Acres Campus
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Part of the series of Rehoboth Art League’s Gallery Talks, this event brings in conservator, Im Chan. Details forthcoming.




Documentary Photography and Japanese American Internment @ Dover Public Library
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Literature and Medicine – New Castle @ Department of Health and Social Services Library, Springer Hall
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 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.

The History of the C&D Canal: A Tale of Towns, Locks, and Bridges @ The Painted Stave
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Immanent Realms: Light, Image, Sound @ The Delaware Contemporary
May 18 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Dryads John Singletary

The Delaware Contemporary presents their bi-annual installment of the Gretchen Hupfel Symposium with Immanent Realms: Light, Image, Sound featuring an esteemed panel of speakers who are experts in the fields of photography, technology, and the performing arts. Scholars, artists, and members of the public are invited to explore and engage in current trends of contemporary art and technology from a diversity of perspectives.

Panelists will reflect on historical models of imaging to examine current trends in photography and technology; and, how these trends affect the ways artists and consumers perceive and operate within the world around them. Striving to address the manipulation of images through the use of technology, Immanent Realms will discuss how technological advances in visual media have saturated and altered human communication and understanding in the twenty-first century.

An Immigrant Story: Crossing the Atlantic in an 17th Century Ship @ Hockessin Library
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deadline for Entries: Short Story and Art and Reflection Contest
May 24 all-day

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

Bowers Beach Buccaneer Bash @ Bowers Beach Maritime Museum
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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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.