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May
24
Fri
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

May
25
Sat
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.

May
26
Sun
Bowers Beach Buccaneer Bash @ Bowers Beach Maritime Museum
May 26 @ 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.

Memorial Sunday at the Village of Fork Branch @ Village of Fork Branch
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Village of Fork Branch

Honors the Ancestors

Remembers the Veterans

Celebrates the Youth and

Welcomes the Storytellers!

Once the home of the Greater Sikonese of Lenapehokink, and first mapped as Handsor Durham’s farm at “Jolley’s Neck”, eventually it was in Carney hands, then sold to Sarah Coker who donated land for Little Union Church, cemetery and Fork Branch Moor School.  In 1947 when merging with Cheswold’s Manship Church to become Immanuel Union UMC, the new congregation renamed the place Friendship Mission.  The school was lost to fire in 1967, the patriarch’s house was demolished last year, and the church building was lost to fire just this year.  Yet in the midst of such loss local residents, Church Trustees and Lenape Tribal Citizens persevere.  Together they utilize cultural mapping tools to save and share stories of “DuPont Station”, her natural surroundings and all direct descendants, where ever they may be.  Please, join in celebrating the mystery of the Moors and the interconnectedness of the all three Delaware Bay Tribes with “All Our Relations” in the Village of Fork Branch on May 26th from 12 noon – 2pm.

May
27
Mon
Greater Harrington Historical Society’s Memorial Day Celebration @ Greater Harrington Historical Society
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


On Monday, May 27, 2019, the city will be hosting a Memorial Day Event and Parade to honor those that have given their lives for our freedom. We also want to invite all current and former members of the military to join the parade and festivities that day, allowing all of us to show our thanks to all that have served our country in all branches of the military.

After the parade, join the Greater Harrington Historical Society and descendants of the Clark and Harrington families as we place a wreath at the Clark Cemetery Monument across from the Harrington Police Department. Then we will hear from General George Washington about Delaware’s contribution to the Revolutionary War.

 

May
28
Tue
Literature and Medicine – Dover @ Bayhealth
May 28 @ 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.

 

May
30
Thu
Shel Silverstein is Alive and Well @ Olive B. Loss Elementary School
May 30 @ 10:40 am – 12:40 pm
May
31
Fri
Shel Silverstein is Alive and Well @ Olive B. Loss Elementary School
May 31 @ 10:40 am – 12:40 pm
Jun
4
Tue
Shel Silverstein is Alive and Well @ Olive B. Loss Elementary School
Jun 4 @ 10:40 am – 12:40 pm
Jun
6
Thu
Documentary Photography and Japanese American Internment @ Milford Public Library
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm