50th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
5:30 – 8:00 pm
Smyrna Opera House

Event begins at 6:30

Welcome by Delaware Humanities Chair Adenike Davidson

Remarks from National Endowment for the Humanities Chair Shelly Lowe, presented by NEH Staff Members Meg Ferris McReynolds and Jean Wortman

Awarding of Joseph P. Del Tufo Humanities Award by Delaware Humanities Executive Director Michele Anstine and Dr. Tess Del Tufo, wife of the late Dr. Joseph P. del Tufo

Introduction of Speakers by Michele Anstine

Conversation with University of Delaware Associate Dean for the Humanities Dr. Wendy Bellion and Director of Humanities, Arts, and Culture Programs at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Rob Townsend

Toast and Cake

Raffle Drawing

Delaware Humanities will be celebrating fifty years of humanities work on November 1st and are inviting you all to join! This free event will spotlight a conversation between Delaware Humanities’ own Executive Director, Michele Anstine and feature special guests: Robert Townsend and Wendy Bellion. These humanities experts will meet to discuss how the humanities have changed in the fifty years since Delaware Humanities’ beginning and how it may evolve fifty years from now.

We invite you all to commemorate this incredible milestone with food, drinks and conversation with other local organizations. We encourage organizations attending to bring promotional materials to share with others. Be sure to secure your seat to witness this event and experience fifty years of fun and hard work.

Smyrna Opera House
7 West South Street
Smyrna Delaware 19977