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Aug
18
Sun
Voters at Last: Battling for the Ballot @ New Castle Court House Museum
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Aug
20
Tue
We Came in Peace: 50 Years on the Moon @ Rehoboth Beach Public Library
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Aug
21
Wed
Literature and Medicine – New Castle @ Department of Health and Social Services Library, Springer Hall
Aug 21 @ 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.

Aug
24
Sat
Harrington Heritage Day 2019 @ Harrington Heritage Festival
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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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.

We Came in Peace: 50 Years on the Moon @ Frankford Public Library
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Aug
25
Sun
The Life and Impact of Jackie Robinson @ Tubman Garrett Park
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Life and Impact of Jackie Robinson @ Tubman Garrett Park

In the spring of 1947, Jackie Robinson played his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking down Major Leagues Baseball’s decades-old color line and changing the face of the game forever. The program gives the audience an intimate look at Robinson and the impact he has had on society and today’s culture.

Aug
27
Tue
Literature and Medicine – Dover @ Bayhealth
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Delaware Humanities and Bayhealth 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 to discuss a piece of literature related to medicine. No knowledge of medicine required, just an enjoyment of reading and thought-provoking discussions!

An information/orientation session will be held on April 9 at 6 PM. Here you can learn more about the program and register if space is still available.  If you already know you would like to register for the program, please still attend the April 9 session.  You can register in person that day or by contacting Delaware Humanities.  Early registration is advised, as the Bayhealth Literature and Medicine program reaches capacity each year.

Enrollment is for all six (6) sessions. Single session enrollment is not allowed. The sessions take place on Tuesdays from 6 PM to 8 PM. The class dates are as follows:

Tuesday, April 23
Tuesday, May 28
Tuesday, June 25
Tuesday, July 23
Tuesday, August 27
Tuesday, September 24

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

 

Sep
4
Wed
Fall Grant Application Writing Workshop – Wilmington @ Community Service Building
Sep 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Delaware Humanities is pleased to offer our FREE Grant Application Writing Workshop just in time for the upcoming Fall Vision Grant Cycle. We will hold two workshops: one in New Castle County, and the other in Sussex County.

Learn how to navigate DH’s new online grant system, discover why an application will be awarded (OR rejected), while you meet and network with other Delaware nonprofit organizations.

Sep
6
Fri
Singing Workers: American Occupational Folk Songs @ Manor House @ Manor House
Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Before modern mass media and widespread literacy, workers in various occupations made their own songs to express their emotions, convey information, tell stories, solidify group identity, and help them make it through the day. Saul Broudy sings the songs of railroad workers, coal miners, farmers, hobos, truck drivers, pilots, and other workers, and discusses the role this music played in the workers’ lives.

Sep
10
Tue
The Tales Tombstones Tell @ Country House
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm