The Delaware Humanities Council announced that Michele Anstine will lead the organization beginning June 18.

Anstine replaces Marilyn P. Whittington, who is retiring after 16 years.

Anstine, who currently serves as the assistant CEO and chief program officer for the Delaware Historical Society, will bring 20 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 federalist homes and museum collections in the U.S. She was a part of the campaign to designate the property as a National Historic Landmark. A native Delawarean, Anstine holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Master of Arts in liberal studies from the University of Delaware.

Delaware Humanities is the Delaware affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, providing educational and arts outreach, special projects and funding opportunities to bring Delawareans together.

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