At 75, Delaware's Civil Air Patrol is Still Flying High

The wing has provided aerial reconnaissance and other important public service roles for decades.


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Col. Mike Moyer, a veteran transport pilot and flight instructor from Middletown, has been in charge of the Delaware Wing of the Civil Air Patrol since June 2013. // Photo by Leslie Barbaro

At 6:30 on a Monday evening in early October, Col. Mike Moyer, a veteran transport pilot and flight instructor, is chatting with members of the Delaware Wing of the Civil Air Patrol’s New Castle Senior Squadron at New Castle Airport. They have gathered in a conference room of FlightSafety International, a Berkshire Hathaway company dedicated to flight training and Moyer’s day job employer. The meeting is a regularly scheduled one, but members of the all-volunteer squadron have their eyes on North Carolina, which was ravaged that weekend by Hurricane Matthew. Will the wing be asked to assist in providing an aerial link for disaster communications among rescuers on the ground?

Disaster response is only one of the roles the Delaware Wing has undertaken in the 75 years since it was formed Dec. 1, 1941, to monitor German submarines along the Atlantic Coast. In the years since, the wing’s duties have changed to meet the needs of the times, but its role as a vital, all-volunteer air link has not. Though it does not function as a rescue unit, it provides the crucial aerial reconnaissance necessary for those performing rescue operations. During quieter times, it helps with more mundane, but important, public service roles such as traffic monitoring and traffic control.

Moyer, a mild-mannered fellow with a round face, close-cropped hair and a ready smile, has been in charge of the wing since June 2013. He downplays his aeronautical experience. “Most of the time, I fly a desk,” he says. As leader of the Delaware Wing, he explains, his duties are mainly administrative. 

Moyer, of Middletown, began his career in the CAP as a cadet in Dallas. He subsequently worked at posts in California, Florida, Kentucky and Indiana, and served as a flight instructor at the National Cadet Flight Academy in Oshkosh, Wisc. It is a breadth of experience in a variety of units that serves him well as head of the Delaware unit.

An adjunct of the U.S. Air Force, the wing, like other wings around the country, does not fly fighter aircraft. Rather, the CAP operates a fleet composed mostly of Cessnas in support of the Air Force’s special operations. It also works with Delaware public safety authorities, who use it as an eye in the sky for everything from search missions to traffic control to special events monitoring.

That was not the case on Dec. 1, 1941. The United States would declare war on Germany 10 days later, but German submarines were already patrolling shipping lanes off the East Coast.

“The CAP first base was in Atlantic City [Coastal Base One], and the second in Rehoboth [Coastal Base Two],” says Robert Hotchkiss Jr., director of public affairs for the wing. Some civilian pilots had previously begun informal patrols to see if they could spot surfacing subs before the unit was formed. At first, the aircraft were unarmed, but they were soon outfitted with bombs so they could attack before subs they had spotted could get away.

During the next 18 months of 1942 and 1943, the CAP, many of them Delaware or Delaware-based pilots, flew 24 million miles of patrol. They reported 173 submarines and attacked 57. When they were too late, they called in aid for 91 ships that had been attacked, and they helped rescue 363 survivors. It was not a job without danger—64 volunteers were lost in the line of duty during the war.

The first two Air Medals awarded by the federal government were presented by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1943 to Edmond Edwards and Hugh Sharp, operating out of what was then Coastal Patrol Base 2 in Rehoboth, for rescuing a fellow member, Henry Cross, when his aircraft crashed at sea. Many years later, in 2015, a Congressional Gold Medal, one of the two highest civilian awards in the United States, was given to families of founding members of the Delaware Wing for their wartime services.

By 1943 the Army Air Force had manned up to the extent that it could take over many of the duties the CAP performed, so the organization was transferred to the War Department. In 1946 it was incorporated as a 501(c)3 corporation—tax-exempt and nonprofit—which it still is today. But in 1948, it became an auxiliary unit of the recently formed U.S. Air Force. Its funding is now part of the Department of Defense budget—“a very small part,” Hotchkiss laughs.

The work of the Delaware Wing is less dangerous today, though still important and not without hazards. Like other CAP units across the country, it now has three basic missions: emergency services, cadet training and aerospace education. The wing is composed of four senior squadrons—Dover at Dover AFB, Coastal Base 2 Memorial in Sussex County, the New Castle unit and the Delaware Legislative Squadron. They are joined by five cadet squadrons—Brandywine in Claymont, Eagle at Dover AFB, Middletown at Middletown, Delaware Air National Guard at SBI Duncan Armory and North Chesapeake at Claremont Airport in Maryland. The squadrons boast about 500 members in all.

CAP is not usually involved in ground rescue missions, but it is instrumental in providing emergency support, working with the U.S. Air Force, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and various Delaware agencies. Historically, it has been instrumental in providing search services for downed civilian aircraft, but advances in technology have lessened that role.

During super storm Sandy, Civil Air Patrol units from South Carolina to New York congregated in Delaware to plot out their roles in working with FEMA in response to the devastation on the coasts of New York and New Jersey. “We mainly were involved with aerial photography and damage assessment operations,” Hotchkiss says. When a disaster knocks out ground communication, the planes can help link radio communications between ground units.

The Delaware Wing contracts with Delaware Department of Transportation for a variety of services, operating in two-man Cessna patrols to monitor traffic on major highways during the morning and afternoon rush hours. “This also helps the agency respond to accidents,” Hotchkiss says. “Sometimes we are asked to do photo missions to observe traffic patterns and congestion for major public events such as music festivals and at times such as Black Friday.” They also fly to assess damages from fires, tornadoes and other localized natural disasters.

Then there are times wing pilots are asked to play the role of intruding aircraft. The Air Force and national security agencies call on the CAP and the Delaware Wing for this rather unusual mission when they are constructing game plans on how to defend against possible hostile air intrusions during major public events, especially in the years since 9/11 attacks.

“We act out roles as the bad guys,” Hotchkiss says, in much the same way that scout teams help professional football teams get ready for a game by role playing as the opponent. “It’s all very well scripted,” he says. CAP planes simulate how individuals might attack a large public activity from the air. They performed such services in preparing for Pope Francis’ 2015 visit to Philadelphia and for Super Bowl XLVIII in 2013 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Though pilots know they are just role playing, Hotchkiss says, “It’s still a little scary to all of a sudden see a fighter jet flying alongside one of our Cessnas.”  

Moyer says a large influx of adults joined the CAP in the months after the 9/11 attacks. “Totally, we have about 40 active pilots and 15 who have had training as mission pilots,” he says.

The wing’s second mission, cadet training, is one of its largest and most-visible activities. Through the activities of the five Delaware cadet squadrons, the wing engages people from 12 to 20 in leadership education, flight training and physical fitness. U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, who served as a flight officer in the U.S. Navy from 1968 until 1973, including active duty in the Vietnam War, started his aviation training as a cadet.

“There are a number of activities where we can engage cadets in flying,” Hotchkiss says. They include a flight training school in Virginia, activities at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama and participation in the annual Experimental Aircraft Association’s fly-in at Oshkosh, Wisc., where the CAP and the EAA provide training in air show support. During the two weeks of the show, cadets become members of the National Blue Beret organization. 

The CAP also has an international exchange program for cadets. Hotchkiss took part in a swap with Sweden in 1974. There are about 25,000 young people in the CAP across the country at any given time. A large number are in home schooling, with the Cadet program providing valuable activities and training.

The final mission, aerospace education, works with local programs outside the cadet-training structure to offer national standards-based education for youths from kindergarten through high schools. The program impacts more than 100,000 youths a year. Hotchkiss says there is a lot of interest within the CAP in the use of unmanned drones to augment the organization’s effectiveness in fulfilling its roles, which may give new meaning to Col. Moyer’s comments about “flying a desk.”

In the meantime, the wing will continue to fly its Cessnas into its next 75 years of service, meeting whatever new challenges and opportunities arise.  

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CCArts Winter class registrations are open   The Center for the Creative Arts presents its Winter 2019 class and workshop offerings. With over 50 classes and workshops there is...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row
Hockessin, DE  19736
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Telephone: 302-239-2434
Contact Name: Nicole Schmid
Website »

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Winter Group Show  A rotating group show featuring an eclectic mix of artwork including paintings, drawings, ceramics, art glass and jewelry. Custom Framing and Gift Certificates are always...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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A SENSE OF PLACE 47°-80° N Bethany Springer January 16 - May 12, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop A Sense of Place 47° - 80°...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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Bernard Jackson Felch, who passed away in 2008 at the age of 83, was an accomplished water-colorist, sculptor, ceramicist and teacher whose work has been seen in museums, schools, universities,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design’s Toni & Stuart
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington , DE  19801
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Sponsor: DCAD
Telephone: 302-622-8000
Contact Name: Susan Couby

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Wilmington Coin Show January 17, 18, 19 2019 10 AM to 6 PM Thursday and Friday 10 AM to 5 PM Saturday   Nur Shrine Temple 198 South DuPont Highway New Castle, DE 19720   Sponsor is the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Nur Shrine Temple
198 South DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE  19720
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Sponsor: Wilmington Coin Club
Telephone: 610-675-6186
Contact Name: Ken Sammut

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Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

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IN BETWEEN THEREShelley Thorstensen November 24, 2018 - March 17, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, December 7 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop For her first solo exhibition in Delaware,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466

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THE FAR IS NEAR Graham Dougherty & Ruth Ansel January 5 - 31, 2019 Opening reception: January 11  | 7 - 9 PM Graham Dougherty  ”We give shape...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466

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HALF : HALF A Draper Experiment by Willie Yao January 4 -  February 24, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, February 1 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware Contemporary...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466

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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
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ORIGINS Rick Rothrock & Stan Smokler January 8 - April 22, 2019 Special Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  5:30 - 7:30 PM Artist Talk | 6:30 PM The Delaware Contemporary...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466

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Featuring designer solutions for small interior spaces and backyards, hands-on DIY project workshops and a Succulent Bar, more than 300 exhibitors, and home design celebrities Clint Harp and Matt...

Cost: $10

Where:
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Exhibition Hall F
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Philly Home Show
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Adults learn a craft technique and make a work of art to take home. Wine and refreshments will be available in the café while you create. $15 Members, $20 Non-Members.  Jan 17 Embroidery...

Cost: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Website »

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LEGALLY BLONDE JR. Tickets: $10 All Seats Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally BlondeThe Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Everett Theatre
47 W. Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
View map »

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CCArts Winter class registrations are open   The Center for the Creative Arts presents its Winter 2019 class and workshop offerings. With over 50 classes and workshops there is...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row
Hockessin, DE  19736
View map »


Telephone: 302-239-2434
Contact Name: Nicole Schmid
Website »

More information

Winter Group Show  A rotating group show featuring an eclectic mix of artwork including paintings, drawings, ceramics, art glass and jewelry. Custom Framing and Gift Certificates are always...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

A SENSE OF PLACE 47°-80° N Bethany Springer January 16 - May 12, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop A Sense of Place 47° - 80°...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

IN BETWEEN THEREShelley Thorstensen November 24, 2018 - March 17, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, December 7 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop For her first solo exhibition in Delaware,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 130-265-66466

More information

Bernard Jackson Felch, who passed away in 2008 at the age of 83, was an accomplished water-colorist, sculptor, ceramicist and teacher whose work has been seen in museums, schools, universities,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design’s Toni & Stuart
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington , DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: DCAD
Telephone: 302-622-8000
Contact Name: Susan Couby

More information

Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

THE FAR IS NEAR Graham Dougherty & Ruth Ansel January 5 - 31, 2019 Opening reception: January 11  | 7 - 9 PM Graham Dougherty  ”We give shape...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 130-265-66466

More information

For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

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Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences.Ages 2 and up. Visit delart.org for list of books. ...

Cost: Free to Members, $5 per child and one adult free for Non-Members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Website »

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Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages...

Cost: Free to Members, $5 per child and one adult free for Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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HALF : HALF A Draper Experiment by Willie Yao January 4 -  February 24, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, February 1 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware Contemporary...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 130-265-66466

More information

Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

More information

Featuring designer solutions for small interior spaces and backyards, hands-on DIY project workshops and a Succulent Bar, more than 300 exhibitors, and home design celebrities Clint Harp and Matt...

Cost: $10

Where:
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Exhibition Hall F
Philadelphia, PA  19107
View map »


Sponsor: Philly Home Show
Website »

More information

ORIGINS Rick Rothrock & Stan Smokler January 8 - April 22, 2019 Special Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  5:30 - 7:30 PM Artist Talk | 6:30 PM The Delaware Contemporary...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466

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CASA of Camden County Presents a Benefit Show with Renowned Illusionist Jason Bishop. Enjoy a night of incredible entertainment with the whole family while supporting the efforts of CASA throughout...

Cost: $25

Where:
Pfleeger Concert Hall, Rowan University
North Campus Drive
Glassboro, NJ  08028
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Sponsor: CASA of Camden County
Telephone: 856-361-7180
Contact Name: Jonathan Cummings
Website »

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LEGALLY BLONDE JR. Tickets: $10 All Seats Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally BlondeThe Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Everett Theatre
47 W. Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
View map »

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“An engaging exploration of what can be achieved by bringing ancient and modern into creative fusion.” – Jazzwise   Experience new sounds from the ancient...

Cost: $30 Members, $35 Non-members, $25 Students

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Website »

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Winter Group Show  A rotating group show featuring an eclectic mix of artwork including paintings, drawings, ceramics, art glass and jewelry. Custom Framing and Gift Certificates are always...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

CCArts Winter class registrations are open   The Center for the Creative Arts presents its Winter 2019 class and workshop offerings. With over 50 classes and workshops there is...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row
Hockessin, DE  19736
View map »


Telephone: 302-239-2434
Contact Name: Nicole Schmid
Website »

More information

Sharpen your pencils for the 15th DCAD Drawing Marathon! This full-day festival of figure drawing will feature models in a variety of poses and vignettes.

Cost: $30 in advance or $35 at the door.

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware College of Art and Design
Telephone: 302-622-8000
Contact Name: Randle Reed

More information

NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

A SENSE OF PLACE 47°-80° N Bethany Springer January 16 - May 12, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop A Sense of Place 47° - 80°...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

IN BETWEEN THEREShelley Thorstensen November 24, 2018 - March 17, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, December 7 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop For her first solo exhibition in Delaware,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 130-265-66466

More information

Bernard Jackson Felch, who passed away in 2008 at the age of 83, was an accomplished water-colorist, sculptor, ceramicist and teacher whose work has been seen in museums, schools, universities,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design’s Toni & Stuart
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington , DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: DCAD
Telephone: 302-622-8000
Contact Name: Susan Couby

More information

Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

THE FAR IS NEAR Graham Dougherty & Ruth Ansel January 5 - 31, 2019 Opening reception: January 11  | 7 - 9 PM Graham Dougherty  ”We give shape...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 130-265-66466

More information

For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

More information

HALF : HALF A Draper Experiment by Willie Yao January 4 -  February 24, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, February 1 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware Contemporary...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 130-265-66466

More information

Featuring designer solutions for small interior spaces and backyards, hands-on DIY project workshops and a Succulent Bar, more than 300 exhibitors, and home design celebrities Clint Harp and Matt...

Cost: $10

Where:
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Exhibition Hall F
Philadelphia, PA  19107
View map »


Sponsor: Philly Home Show
Website »

More information

ORIGINS Rick Rothrock & Stan Smokler January 8 - April 22, 2019 Special Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  5:30 - 7:30 PM Artist Talk | 6:30 PM The Delaware Contemporary...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 130-265-66466

More information

Sharpen your pencils for the 15th DCAD Drawing Marathon! This full-day festival of figure drawing will feature models in a variety of poses and vignettes.

Cost: $30 in advance or $35 at the door.

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware College of Art and Design
Telephone: 302-622-8000
Contact Name: Randle Reed

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Nancy Viau - Afternoon With The Author Join the Hockessin Book Shelf and Children's Book Author Nancy Viau on Saturday, January 19th for a Book Reading, Craft, Discussion, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hockessin BookShelf
7179 Lancaster Pike
hockessin, DE  19707
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Telephone: 302-235-7665

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LEGALLY BLONDE JR. Tickets: $10 All Seats Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally BlondeThe Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Everett Theatre
47 W. Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
View map »

More information

The Rocky Horror Picture Show This interactive movie experience combines film and live performers. The cult-classic is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late...

Cost: 9

Where:
Theatre N
235 W. 10th St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Frankie's Midnight Runners
Telephone: 302-571-4075
Contact Name: Richard
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