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February 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Delaware Humanities

Join for a weekly reading of a chapter of Delaware Humanities “History’s Mysteries”. Follow Denisha, Titus, and Angelo as they travel through Delaware and through time, solving mysteries and learning about the First State along the way.  Then ask the author, illustrators, and/or reader any questions you may have!

Miss a week?  We will post the chapter text and video after each reading weekly.  We will also do a quick recap at the start of each session.

All events take place Wednesdays at noon. Use the link to register for one event or all seven.

February 10: Prologue by David Teague, read by the author

February 17: Chapter 1 “WWII Watchtowers” by John Micklos, read by the author; also meet illustrator Ara Atkinson-Skinner

February 24: Chapter 2 “On the Nanticoke River” by Mary Pauer, read by Beth Wasden (Nanticoke Watershed Alliance Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator)

March 3: Chapter 3 “Annie Jump Cannon” by Kari Ann Ebert, read by author; also meet illustrator Sidney Rae Moore

March 10: Chapter 4 “Private Horace Dickens” by Heather Janas, read by author; also meet illustrator Samantha Gibbs

March 17: Chapter 5 “The Amstel House” by Mark Lowther, read by Karen Janus (New Castle Historical Society Public Programs Manager); also meet illustrator Ara Atkinson-Skinner

March 24: Chapter 6 “The Secret of the Helmet” by Billie Travalini, read by the author; also meet illustrator Sidney Rae Moore; “Conclusion” by David Teague, read by author

Program Description

Delaware Humanities partnered with local writers and artists to publish the children's book "History's Mysteries". Intended for ages 8-10, the story follows Denisha, Titus, and Angelo on their adventures around the state, learning about Delaware's rich history along the way. "History's Mysteries" was released weekly, chapter by chapter, between February 10 and March 24, 2021. The entire book and the recordings of the readings can be found here.