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Delaware Humanities provides educational outreach, special projects, and funding opportunities to bring Delawareans together. We connect cultural, educational, and civic institutions statewide to provide public events that enhance our understanding of who we are, where we’ve been, and where we are going as individuals, communities, and citizens of Delaware.

Featured Events

June 27, 2018 6:00 pm
When American troops in Vietnam answered the call to correspond with a young reporter four decades ago, they could not have envisioned the enduring relevancy of their war letters or the rich legacy their words, photographs and memorabilia would leave to succeeding generations. Ms. Lynch discusses and reads selected war letters from her book, Vietnam Mailbag, Voices From the War: 1968-1972, based on her popular newspaper column, “Nancy’s Vietnam Mailbag.” She is accompanied by Vietnam veteran Rick Lovekin, a Huey helicopter door gunner, Cobra crew chief and frequent letter writer to Nancy, who shows slides from Vietnam set to 1960s music.

 

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July 5, 2018 4:00 pm
Speaker: Lee Mussoff
The American musical has evolved through the 20th century from vaudeville through rock. One of America’s greatest contributions to world culture, the musical gives us not only immortal music and song but also mirrors major events and turning points. As early as 1927, Showboat was dealing with prejudice and civil rights; in 1943, in the midst of World War II, Oklahoma celebrated the growth of a bright new land, reminding us of what we were fighting for. The speaker will discuss a variety of shows from a historical perspective and will include many musical selections. Audience participation is encouraged.

 

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The Grants Program is a statewide resource for support of a wide variety of lectures, festivals, panel discussions, walking tours, and the planning and implementation of exhibitions and other ventures at small and large not-for-profit institutions throughout our state of Delaware. Through this program, the Council distributes federal funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities directly to notable projects created by museums, libraries, historical societies, and other
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Calendar

June 23, 2018 1:00 pm
@Seaford Museum
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Seaford, Delaware
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June 23, 2018 1:00 pm
@Seaford Museum
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Seaford, Delaware
June 24, 2018 1:00 pm
@Seaford Museum
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Seaford, Delaware
June 24, 2018 2:00 pm
@Bethel Historical Society
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Bethel, Delaware
June 26, 2018 2:00 pm
@TBA
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Newsworthy

  • Delaware Humanities Council introduces New Executive Director Michele Anstine

    June 18, 2018

    Michele Anstine, most recently the Assistant CEO and Chief Program Officer for the Delaware Historical Society, brings twenty years of experience working in the humanities in Delaware.  While at the George Read II House & Gardens, she held various leadership roles, raising nearly $2 million in funds to preserve and enhance one of the premiere Federalist homes and museum collections in the United States.  She was a critical part of the successful campaign to designate the property as a National Historic Landmark. A native of southern Kent County, Ms. Anstine holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from the University of Delaware.

     

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