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Kalmar Nyckel is a faithful re-creation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware, taking passengers on tours departing from Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal. On pirate sails, the crew get into character with pirate tales, scavenger hunts and the raising of the Jolly Roger. (The original Kalmar Nyckel was never a pirate vessel, serving instead as a...

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This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Kalmar Nyckel is a faithful re-creation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware, taking passengers on tours departing from Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal. Work alongside the volunteer crew as they haul the lines, raise the sails, and learn first-hand just how hard it was to cross the Atlantic in the 17th century … or just bring along a picnic and...

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THE PUZZLING WORLD OF JOHN SLOAN

Aug 30, 2015 - Sep 6, 2015

Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated newspapers. The Puzzling World of John Sloan will explore this little-known facet of Sloan’s early newspaper career, presenting more than 25 works from the Museum’s collection. On view for the first time,...

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During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that continue to support the visual and performing arts within the city today. Organizations such as the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, the Delaware Humanities Forum, and the Delaware Theatre Company were founded during this period, as well as...

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This is the first major exhibition to explore the life and career of children’s book writer and illustrator, Bernard Waber (1921-2013). Through over 90 original illustrations and other artifacts, including newly discovered sketches and manuscripts, Lyle, Lyle explores the sometimes silly, but always poignant characters and worlds Waber created in more than 30 picture books over the course of...

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THE PUZZLING WORLD OF JOHN SLOAN

Aug 30, 2015 - Sep 6, 2015

Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated newspapers. The Puzzling World of John Sloan will explore this little-known facet of Sloan’s early newspaper career, presenting more than 25 works from the Museum’s collection. On view for the first time,...

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Civil War Skirmish Weekend

Aug 30, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015

Travel with troops for a 2¼-hour round-trip train ride to the site of a skirmish between Union and Confederate forces. You'll see men and women dressed in authentic period costumes using weapons of that time. This event is powered by one of our antique steam locomotives. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made on our website. Departure times: 12:30 & 3:00 PM

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Art is Tasty

Sep 1, 2015 - Dec 4, 2015

This event occurs monthly, on day 1 of every 1 month(s).

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price). December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth 2015  January 2: Bath Houses, William GlackensFebruary 6: Water Willow, Dante Gabriel RossettiMarch 6: Wild...

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