The Golden Age of King Midas

Aug 26, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016

What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts, on loan from the Republic of Turkey, which tell the story of a very powerful ruler of the Phrygian kingdom in what is now central Turkey. King Midas lived in the prosperous city of Gordion, the...

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Embroidery: The Language of Art

Aug 26, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that skill, whatever the materials or techniques. In the 18th century a distinction began to be made between fine art, which included only painting, sculpture, and architecture, and applied or decorative...

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Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the Americas, this scholarly exhibition is the first, Pan-American study to explore how craftsmen across North, Central, and South America adapted Asian styles in a range of media—from furniture to...

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HISTORICAL EXHIBIT : Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare, is an historical exhibit that will be on display at The Lewes Historical Society from May - October of 2016 and is free and open to the community. For exhibit hours, contact The Lewes Historical Society at 302.645.7670 or visit...

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Embroidery: The Language of Art

Aug 26, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that skill, whatever the materials or techniques. In the 18th century a distinction began to be made between fine art, which included only painting, sculpture, and architecture, and applied or decorative...

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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did you buy the car you needed or the car you wanted?” Included in regular admission and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.  Extended until January 1,...

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Library Exhibition: On display in the Winterthur Library from August 8 – October 24, 2016 The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera holds many kinds of documents that shed light on the lives of our ancestors, and in many instances add to the genealogical record. For Documenting Our Lives, names on the exhibited documents were searched in Ancestry.com, a genealogical...

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Kalmar Nyckel (Lewes Terminal)

Aug 26, 2016 - Sep 5, 2016

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Kalmar Nyckel, the tall ship, is back at our Lewes Ferry Terminal. The ship will be docked at our Public Pier from August 13th to September 5th. Don't miss seeing this beautiful tall ship! Tours and Day Sails are available. Cape May - Lewes Ferry Terminal: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive Lewes DE 19958 Dockside Tour $5/ Adults $3/ 17 & under Free/ 0 - 5 yrs...

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In 1895 - when the Wilmington & Western was just 23-years-old - Charles Philips traveled the route of the railroad (on his bicycle) to record a series of rare glass plate pictures. These photos show the Wilmington & Western in its infancy, and are a fascinating look at the Red Clay Valley in the 1890s. The collection features 50 photos assembled for the first time in public and will be on...

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