Hidden Treasures

No museum can display all of its collection--not even most of its collection. To see the most valuable items, one must venture into seldom seen storage areas. What's there is often a surprise and a mystery--even to staff.



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Danielle Rice, executive director of the Delaware Art Museum, oversees the museum’s 12,000 items, most of which reside in storage. Paintings are rotated between exhibition and storage spaces to prevent damage from light.Ê Photograph by Tom Nutter

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It’s just like a scene from the Bible: lion side-by-side with lamb, leopard at peace with gazelle, creatures of the sea living with those of the air. But the prophet Isaiah didn’t say anything about a polar bear hiding behind a row of green cabinets.

Such is everlasting life, sort of, at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, whose storage facility is inhabited by beings of the earth, sky and sea.

The cause for this unnatural cohabitation?

“It’s simple: Space is expensive,” says Jean Woods, the museum’s curator of birds.

Though the Museum of Natural History’s collection continues to grow, display space in the museum remains constant, which leads to cramped quarters in storage. The result is a back catalog of more than 300,000 items rarely seen by the public, to be held in metal cabinets for the foreseeable future. But this museum is not alone.

In Wilmington, the new and improved Delaware Art Museum is having similar problems. Fresh off renovations that increased exhibit space, the museum is still only able to display about 300 of its 12,000 items at a time—and that does not include the 120 touring Pre-Raphaelite paintings that will return in September. During the construction last year, the museum’s library was expanded, an electronic, moveable storage system was installed, and hydro-thermographs were put in place to monitor humidity and temperature, all of which allow safe management of the collection.

“A good storage facility like this gives people access,” says Danielle Rice, executive director of the museum. “But if your storage facility is really, really cramped, it’s difficult.”

The staff at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford knows all too well how a crowded storage facility can create a difficult workspace. In order to continue collecting local art, including works by Howard Pyle and the Wyeth family, the staff began its 2003 remodeling of the 19th-century gristmill it occupies by focusing on maximizing storage space in two large rooms on the second and third floors.

Before the renovation, it was difficult for the museum to store unusual works, such as Andrew Wyeth’s charcoal drawings on paper, due to their fragility and size. (Some are larger than life.) The renovation has made organization and, more importantly, preservation manageable tasks. It is the quality of work in the entire collection that defines the museum, not just what is on display.

“Museums are set up primarily to collect, preserve and study,” says Virginia O’Hara, curator of collections at the Brandywine River Museum. “The exhibition part of it is to teach and to help people understand this information.”

Museums are the iceberg of the collecting world. People are usually impressed by what they see in the galleries, but the real power is hidden under the surface. Even the world’s most popular museums, buildings large enough to house small armies, are unable to display most of their collections. National art galleries such as the Forbidden Palace in Beijing, the Louvre in Paris and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg were all once homes to their country’s royal families, but curators today can’t find enough room to display even 5 percent of the collections now housed there.

In theory, historic estates, such as Henry Francis du Pont’s Winterthur, should be different, because the buildings should be able to display their original contents. Yet the du Ponts were always ones for disproving theories. Even Winterthur Museum’s nearly 35,000 square feet of galleries, 60-acre garden and 175 period rooms are not enough to display everything du Pont owned.

Du Pont’s obsession with decorating led to a large collection, from furniture to ceramics, but it was his fascination with textiles, most of which he would rotate with the season—or whenever else he felt the need for change—that is the largest part of the collection, says Linda Eaton, curator of textiles at Winterthur.

“Most of this beautiful stuff is in boxes,” she says. “So many beautiful things and there is just no room.”

Cramped quarters force tough decisions. At this point the issue is not what will be displayed but why it should be displayed. And each museum’s reasons are as individual as their collections.

For a research-based institution like the Museum of Natural History, the purpose of the collection drives many decisions. Most of what is archived there is studied extensively for scientific purposes, not just by the scientists on staff, but also by visitors. As one of the top institutions in the country for the study of both birds and mollusks, the museum’s collections are full of information.

An ornithological forensic squad might be thrilled to study skeleton No. 078688, a Bubo virginianus that was found dead at the Pot-Nets Trailer Park in April 1992, but most visitors aren’t too concerned about an owl that’s been dead for 15 years. Likewise, a lot of cone snails stored in alcohol would not cause most to change their spring break plans, but that was the case for a University of Washington professor who visited the museum earlier this year.

Instead, most people go there to see a walrus, with tusks as big as a human leg, that was killed in 1965. Museums realize this, so they usually present exhibits that provoke plenty of ooohs and aaahs among visitors. So the popular large mounted animals remain on display. “They aren’t very useful for scientific purposes, but they’re great for exhibits,” curator Jean Woods says. The remaining, less glamorous specimens stay safely stored upstairs.

A great exhibit at one museum might not make a great one at another, and just because things are big and flashy don’t mean they always go on display. Many pieces at the Delaware Art Museum have the bright colors and appealing images that capture one’s gaze, but when dealing with fragile materials such as paper, watercolors and linen, it is important to keep the health of the piece in mind.

“That’s why museums have such large collections,” says Rice. “We have to keep it fresh. Otherwise, all this stuff would turn completely pale in less than a year.”

The results of ongoing preservation are rooms full of works on paper, usually kept in boxes to avoid any exposure, and aisles of large and fragile works that hang in a storage room.

“You can see that the colors on the watercolors are so fresh and so beautiful, but we couldn’t keep them out forever,” Rice says.

Even non-artists know a faded piece of art does not add to the collection. The best scenario would result in an expensive conservation bill that wouldn’t even return the work to its original form. Worst-case scenario? An empty frame.

Light is the biggest threat to the health of these fragile works, doing its damage when ultraviolet rays help catalyze a chemical reaction between oxygen and any water in the fabrics. The reaction creates hydrogen peroxide, better known as bleach, and even small amounts can cause serious scarring.

To avoid fading, the pieces must be cycled: Display for less than eight weeks, then rest for about a year, says Ryan Grover, who spent a year at Winterthur before becoming curator at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover.

Rest is very important to the health of the collection, much like it is to a living creature. Unfortunately, the relationship doesn’t work the other way around. Living creatures, including humans, are unhealthy for collections. Aside from errors that can cause millions of dollars in damages, human skin secretes oils that can damage fragile material. Humans can also expose the objects to humid or bright environments and introduce unwanted specimen to the catalog. Those specimen can create a lot of trouble.

Small bugs can cause amazing amounts of damage, with silverfish, dermestid beetles and clothes moths posing the biggest threats. The beetles are so efficient at stripping an animal’s flesh from bone that the Museum of Natural History keeps a small colony in a room near the loading dock for help in preparing skeletons. But having the bugs near also can cause problems.

When creepy-crawlies do find their way into the collection, there are ways to deal with them. For individual items that may be exposed, a weeklong trip into the freezer ensures that no unwanted creature survives.

When Winterthur noticed it had silverfish in a storage room for linens, tassels, fringes and silks, it took a different approach. At one week per item, it would have taken 10 years to place each of the nearly 1,000 items in the room into a deep-freeze. So the museum has been placing box after box of century-old textiles into its carbon dioxide chamber, which fills an airtight chamber with the gas, starving the bugs of oxygen. After two weeks, the goods are deemed bug-free and returned to the comforts of their old home.

“There are no chemicals safe for the textiles and people that will kill the bugs,” Eaton says. “As much as we love this stuff, we won’t risk our health, so we just gas it.”

As one of the top bird and mollusk institutions in the United States, the Delaware Museum of Natural History gears its exhibits to the public. It recently presented an interactive exhibit on the giant squid, as well as a display of rare eggs, including one from an extinct species known as the elephant bird; its eggs are the size of a rugby ball.

As much fun as the galleries are, it would be an insult to the museum to ignore what is just up the stairs. It might not be as glamorous as the large display animals downstairs, but the rows of green and white metal cabinets that stretch the length of the building create a showcase of some of the most important examples of mollusks and birds in the world today. Some, like the passenger pigeon, Carolina parakeet and ivory-billed woodpecker, are no longer with us.

In fine art museums, an original piece is more valuable than a reprint in the museum store, but it would be impossible for scientists to find the original of a particular animal. So for a natural history museum, the strength of a collection doesn’t lie only in quantity, but also in quality.

When J.G. Walls came across a new species of cone snails in the Philippines in 1977, he did what any scientist in his situation would do: He submitted type specimens to a reputable collection, which would guarantee that what he found was acknowledged as the example of that species. Such type specimen add value to a collection. With 200 bird type specimen and more than 1,000 mollusks, the Museum of Natural History has a solid grip on the prime examples of many species.

The meat of the museum’s collection is not as flashy as the type specimen, but no less important. With 117,000 examples of birds, from skins to skeletons to eggs, and more than 2 million individual shells hidden in the nondescript cabinets, it would seem the collection would occupy any scientist for years, but that is not the case.

“Every thing here is individually different,” Woods says. “They come from different places during different times of the year. You need to have representations of each of those sexes or ages to understand the variation of the species. Cardinals in 1910 might be different than cardinals in 2007. So the collection is never finished because the natural world is always changing.”

Not everything is stashed in metal cabinets. Which is where the old stereotype of scientists using formaldehyde and alcohol to preserve things comes into play.

“For some items, this is the only way to store them,” says Liz Shea, curator of mollusks, motioning toward a long-dead squid. “A dried cephalopod is of no use to anyone.”

The benefit of storing items this way is that their tissue, especially internal organs, skin and muscles, can be studied in the growing field of biological tissue sampling.

Even items with little to no scientific value find their way into the collection. No one has the heart to throw away a sea urchin replica made with thousands of tiny shells and a hot glue gun. Shell art can be beautiful, but it has little scientific value.

“We like shells dirty and we like them with things growing on them, because you can learn more about them,” Shea says. “It’s a snapshot of biodiversity at that time and place.”

In terms of research, the Delaware Art Museum and the Brandywine River Museum function like the natural history museum. Though many of the primary artists represented in their collections have been dead for some time, their influence on artists in the area is still prevalent, which means a collection will never be complete.

“The art history of the area seems to be constantly unfolding,” says Halsey Spruance, director of public relations for the Brandywine River Museum. “So this is hardly a stagnant collection.”

Over the past few years, a popular new exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum has highlighted Jamie Wyeth’s association with Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev. The exhibit has drawn good reviews, but it has also overshadowed a more important, albeit less publicized, addition.

When Ann Wyeth McCoy, last living sibling of Andrew Wyeth, died in November 2005, the museum knew it had lost a close friend. What the curators didn’t know was that the McCoy family had a sizable gift in mind. Books, photographs, letters, even paint palettes that once belonged to the Wyeths or Ann’s husband, John McCoy, a student of N.C. Wyeth, were donated. Though the public will see none of them in the near future, their historical significance is immeasurable.

“It’s wonderful to have all of that material, but it’s way more than the average person would be interested in,” says curator Virginia O’Hara. “It would just be more interesting to researchers.”

With so many pieces in its catalog, the Delaware Art Museum is in a similar situation with each of its big three collections: works by Howard Pyle and other early American illustrators, the Pre-Raphaelites and John Sloan. Some works are just more important for historical purposes than for exhibitions.

Many of Pyle’s original books, including his famous “Book of Pirates,” rest in the museum’s rare book room, where they sleep, untouched in the darkness. While aficionados may wish to get their hands on them, the fragile yellowed pages would be easily damaged by even the most delicate finger, so for the sake of preservation, the works remain tucked away.

A few turns through an underground labyrinth from the library, a heavy metal door guards more of the museum’s treasures.

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Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

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...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and...

Cost: Member Free; Adult $20; Child (2–11); $5; Infant (under 2) Free; Senior (62) $18

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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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,...

Cost: $12

Where:
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: National Museum of American Jewish History
Telephone: (215)923-3811
Website »

More information

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...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

August 8-August 31: “Art of the Print” Four Gallery Artists present work in Wood cut, Serigraph and Intaglio printing.  Opening Reception Saturday August 8th 5:00-7:30PM.  Peninsula Gallery...

Cost: free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E Savannah rd
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 302-645-0551
Contact Name: BJ Clark
Website »

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The early bird gets the worm, and the best deals. At Phillips Crab House and Seafood House, enjoy $4 off the price of each adult buffet when you are seated in the first hour of business daily. Or,...

Cost: Adults: $34.99, Children 9-12: $15.99, Children 5-8: $7.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Seafood and Crab House
14101 Costal Highway and 2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21282
View map »


Telephone: 216-731-2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

More information

Having a family vacation in Ocean City? Host a traditional Eastern Shore Crab Feast at your place! Lay out the paper and get your mallets and seafood seasoning ready - our $69 Carryout Crab...

Cost: $69 or $135

Where:
Phillips Seafod and Crab House
14101 Costal Highway and 2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21282
View map »


Telephone: 216-731-2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

More information

Christiana Care Wellness Yoga ​Occurs on Mondays Location: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark Time: 1–2 p.m. Physician clearance required....

Where:
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE
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Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City for Happy Hour. Relax at our bar and lounge and enjoy some of our draft or domestic beers, select wines by the glass, and select spirits with your...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Phillip's Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215.731.2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

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Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

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Christiana Care: Mindful Meditation for Pain and Stress Location: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark Time: 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. More info: 623-4707 to...

Where:
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE
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On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays ($15 per person); Kids Class, 7-8...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand and Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

More information

Attention cyclists...Conquer the Hills!   Join us and ride to fight Parkinson’s in scenic Northern Chester County  with the most challenging hills in the area.  Start and finish at Ludwig’s...

Cost: $50.00

Where:
Ludwig's Corner Horseshow Grounds
Pottstown Pike
Glenmoore, PA  193433
View map »


Sponsor: Shake It Off, Inc.
Telephone: 302-743-0500
Contact Name: Jodi Cianci
Website »

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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....

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

More information

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....

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

More information

Music School of Delaware Auditions -- 15-16 Academic Year Bella Voce Children's Choir Chorus for children in Grades 2-8, holding auditions on Wednesday, September 2, 9 & 16, from 5:00-7:00pm at...

Cost: 0

Where:
The Music School of Delaware
4101 Washington Street
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: The Music School of Delaware
Telephone: 302-762-1132
Contact Name: The Music School of Delaware
Website »

More information

Coming July 1. Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day—and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around our Gardens. You’ll encounter moving imagery and...

Cost: $0-$27

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
Website »

More information

On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

More information

OMICS Group Conferences feel proud to organize "International Conference on Hospice and Palliative Care" (Palliative Care-2015) which is to be held during August 31 - September 02, 2015 at Orlando,...

Cost: 1000$

Where:
Hyatt regency
Orlando International Airport
Orlando, FL
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They are treasures that have survived centuries and even millennia: one of the world's oldest fragments of the gospel of Saint Matthew; the first Bible printed in the Americas, in the Native...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and...

Cost: Member Free; Adult $20; Child (2–11); $5; Infant (under 2) Free; Senior (62) $18

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

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,...

Cost: $12

Where:
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: National Museum of American Jewish History
Telephone: (215)923-3811
Website »

More information

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...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52,
, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

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...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

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...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Christiana Care Smoking Cessation Classes 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark More info and to register: 693-2273 or...

Where:
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE
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The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation invites toddlers and their parents, grandparents, and caretakers to the new Copeland Maritime Center for adventures in early learning. Toddler Tuesdays encourages...

Cost: $6 per child

Where:
Kalmar Nyckel Foundation at the Copeland Maritime
1124 E 7th Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-429-7447
Contact Name: Virginia Hanna

More information

The early bird gets the worm, and the best deals. At Phillips Crab House and Seafood House, enjoy $4 off the price of each adult buffet when you are seated in the first hour of business daily. Or,...

Cost: Adults: $34.99, Children 9-12: $15.99, Children 5-8: $7.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Seafood and Crab House
14101 Costal Highway and 2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21282
View map »


Telephone: 216-731-2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

More information

Having a family vacation in Ocean City? Host a traditional Eastern Shore Crab Feast at your place! Lay out the paper and get your mallets and seafood seasoning ready - our $69 Carryout Crab...

Cost: $69 or $135

Where:
Phillips Seafod and Crab House
14101 Costal Highway and 2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21282
View map »


Telephone: 216-731-2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

More information

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...

Cost: $12 Members, $14 Non-Members

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


Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Join us every Tuesday for this fun and educational enrichment activity. Students will learn to draw pictures from a variety of themes, including woodland animals, creatures by the sea, creepy...

Cost: $10

Where:
Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
500 McKennans Church Rd
Room 206
Wilmington, DE  19808
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More information

Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City for Happy Hour. Relax at our bar and lounge and enjoy some of our draft or domestic beers, select wines by the glass, and select spirits with your...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Phillip's Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215.731.2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

More information

Join us every Tuesday for this fun and educational enrichment activity. Students will learn to draw pictures from a variety of themes, including woodland animals, creatures by the sea, creepy...

Cost: $10

Where:
Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
500 McKennans Church Rd
Room 206
Wilmington, DE  19808
View map »

More information

Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

More information

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On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays ($15 per person); Kids Class, 7-8...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand and Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

More information

Attention cyclists...Conquer the Hills!   Join us and ride to fight Parkinson’s in scenic Northern Chester County  with the most challenging hills in the area.  Start and finish at Ludwig’s...

Cost: $50.00

Where:
Ludwig's Corner Horseshow Grounds
Pottstown Pike
Glenmoore, PA  193433
View map »


Sponsor: Shake It Off, Inc.
Telephone: 302-743-0500
Contact Name: Jodi Cianci
Website »

More information

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....

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

More information

Coming July 1. Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day—and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around our Gardens. You’ll encounter moving imagery and...

Cost: $0-$27

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
Website »

More information

Music School of Delaware Auditions -- 15-16 Academic Year Bella Voce Children's Choir Chorus for children in Grades 2-8, holding auditions on Wednesday, September 2, 9 & 16, from 5:00-7:00pm at...

Cost: 0

Where:
The Music School of Delaware
4101 Washington Street
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Sponsor: The Music School of Delaware
Telephone: 302-762-1132
Contact Name: The Music School of Delaware
Website »

More information

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....

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

More information

On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

More information

OMICS Group Conferences feel proud to organize "International Conference on Hospice and Palliative Care" (Palliative Care-2015) which is to be held during August 31 - September 02, 2015 at Orlando,...

Cost: 1000$

Where:
Hyatt regency
Orlando International Airport
Orlando, FL
View map »

More information

They are treasures that have survived centuries and even millennia: one of the world's oldest fragments of the gospel of Saint Matthew; the first Bible printed in the Americas, in the Native...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and...

Cost: Member Free; Adult $20; Child (2–11); $5; Infant (under 2) Free; Senior (62) $18

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52,
, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

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...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

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,...

Cost: $12

Where:
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: National Museum of American Jewish History
Telephone: (215)923-3811
Website »

More information

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...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

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...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

The early bird gets the worm, and the best deals. At Phillips Crab House and Seafood House, enjoy $4 off the price of each adult buffet when you are seated in the first hour of business daily. Or,...

Cost: Adults: $34.99, Children 9-12: $15.99, Children 5-8: $7.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Seafood and Crab House
14101 Costal Highway and 2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21282
View map »


Telephone: 216-731-2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

More information

Having a family vacation in Ocean City? Host a traditional Eastern Shore Crab Feast at your place! Lay out the paper and get your mallets and seafood seasoning ready - our $69 Carryout Crab...

Cost: $69 or $135

Where:
Phillips Seafod and Crab House
14101 Costal Highway and 2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21282
View map »


Telephone: 216-731-2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

More information

Join us at Winterthur's Brown Horticulture Learning Center for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am on Wednesdays from...

Cost: Members Free. $5.00-$20.00

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

Beebe Healthcare offers free glucose screenings every Wednesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the following lab locations: Beebe Healthcare Medical Center, 424 Savannah Road, Lewes,...

Cost: free

Where:
, DE

More information

Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City for Happy Hour. Relax at our bar and lounge and enjoy some of our draft or domestic beers, select wines by the glass, and select spirits with your...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Phillip's Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215.731.2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

More information

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and Lewes Public Library will launch the 2015- 2016 Around the World film series with a screening of the “The Lesson.” This Bulgarian drama will be presented on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Metropolitan Community Church
19369 Plantation Road
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
View map »


Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
Website »

More information

Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

More information

Cost: $8-10

Where:
World Cafe Live at The Queen
500 N Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-994-1400
Contact Name: World Cafe Live
Website »

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On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays ($15 per person); Kids Class, 7-8...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand and Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

More information

Attention cyclists...Conquer the Hills!   Join us and ride to fight Parkinson’s in scenic Northern Chester County  with the most challenging hills in the area.  Start and finish at Ludwig’s...

Cost: $50.00

Where:
Ludwig's Corner Horseshow Grounds
Pottstown Pike
Glenmoore, PA  193433
View map »


Sponsor: Shake It Off, Inc.
Telephone: 302-743-0500
Contact Name: Jodi Cianci
Website »

More information

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....

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

More information

Coming July 1. Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day—and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around our Gardens. You’ll encounter moving imagery and...

Cost: $0-$27

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
Website »

More information

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....

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

More information

Music School of Delaware Auditions -- 15-16 Academic Year Bella Voce Children's Choir Chorus for children in Grades 2-8, holding auditions on Wednesday, September 2, 9 & 16, from 5:00-7:00pm at...

Cost: 0

Where:
The Music School of Delaware
4101 Washington Street
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Sponsor: The Music School of Delaware
Telephone: 302-762-1132
Contact Name: The Music School of Delaware
Website »

More information

On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

More information

They are treasures that have survived centuries and even millennia: one of the world's oldest fragments of the gospel of Saint Matthew; the first Bible printed in the Americas, in the Native...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »

More information

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,...

Cost: $12

Where:
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: National Museum of American Jewish History
Telephone: (215)923-3811
Website »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52,
, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

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...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

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This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and...

Cost: Member Free; Adult $20; Child (2–11); $5; Infant (under 2) Free; Senior (62) $18

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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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...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

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...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

The early bird gets the worm, and the best deals. At Phillips Crab House and Seafood House, enjoy $4 off the price of each adult buffet when you are seated in the first hour of business daily. Or,...

Cost: Adults: $34.99, Children 9-12: $15.99, Children 5-8: $7.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Seafood and Crab House
14101 Costal Highway and 2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21282
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Telephone: 216-731-2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

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Having a family vacation in Ocean City? Host a traditional Eastern Shore Crab Feast at your place! Lay out the paper and get your mallets and seafood seasoning ready - our $69 Carryout Crab...

Cost: $69 or $135

Where:
Phillips Seafod and Crab House
14101 Costal Highway and 2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21282
View map »


Telephone: 216-731-2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

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The Farm Stand will be located in front of the Museum Store at the Cottage. Visit us on Thursdays, July–September, 1:30–5:30 pm, to select fresh, local produce. Parking is available behind the...

Cost: Free. Guests who would like to tour Winterthur’s exhibitions or grounds will re

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
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Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City for Happy Hour. Relax at our bar and lounge and enjoy some of our draft or domestic beers, select wines by the glass, and select spirits with your...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Phillip's Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215.731.2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

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Cost: $10

Where:
World Cafe Live at The Queen Upstairs
500 N Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-994-1400
Contact Name: World Cafe Live
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Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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Cost: Free

Where:
Catherine Rooney's Trolley Square
1616 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Catherine Rooney's
Telephone: 856-217-0712
Contact Name: Lisa Rapko

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On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays ($15 per person); Kids Class, 7-8...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand and Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

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Attention cyclists...Conquer the Hills!   Join us and ride to fight Parkinson’s in scenic Northern Chester County  with the most challenging hills in the area.  Start and finish at Ludwig’s...

Cost: $50.00

Where:
Ludwig's Corner Horseshow Grounds
Pottstown Pike
Glenmoore, PA  193433
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Sponsor: Shake It Off, Inc.
Telephone: 302-743-0500
Contact Name: Jodi Cianci
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The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by painter Troy Richards called, Interior Monologues, during the month of September. The exhibition...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French Street
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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Coming July 1. Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day—and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around our Gardens. You’ll encounter moving imagery and...

Cost: $0-$27

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
Website »

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Music School of Delaware Auditions -- 15-16 Academic Year Bella Voce Children's Choir Chorus for children in Grades 2-8, holding auditions on Wednesday, September 2, 9 & 16, from 5:00-7:00pm at...

Cost: 0

Where:
The Music School of Delaware
4101 Washington Street
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: The Music School of Delaware
Telephone: 302-762-1132
Contact Name: The Music School of Delaware
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A Matter of Balance Fridays, Aug. 7–Sept. 25 Time: 9–11 a.m. Location: Bayhealth Kent General, 640 S. State St., Pavilion 1, Dover Program geared to adults aged 60 and over....

Where:
Bayhealth Kent General
640 S. State St.
Dover, DE
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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....

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

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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....

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

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On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

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This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52,
, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

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...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

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,...

Cost: $12

Where:
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Museum of American Jewish History
Telephone: (215)923-3811
Website »

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This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and...

Cost: Member Free; Adult $20; Child (2–11); $5; Infant (under 2) Free; Senior (62) $18

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

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...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

They are treasures that have survived centuries and even millennia: one of the world's oldest fragments of the gospel of Saint Matthew; the first Bible printed in the Americas, in the Native...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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This Labor Day weekend, Stone Harbor, NJ plays host to the legacy of revered Master Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, when Ocean Galleries welcomes his great-grandson, Alexandre Renoir, for an...

Cost: Free & Open to the Public with ALL Artwork Available for Acquisition.

Where:
Ocean Galleries
9618 Third Ave
Stone Harbor, NJ  08247
View map »


Sponsor: Ocean Galleries
Telephone: 609.368.7777
Contact Name: Kim Miller
Website »

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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...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Having a family vacation in Ocean City? Host a traditional Eastern Shore Crab Feast at your place! Lay out the paper and get your mallets and seafood seasoning ready - our $69 Carryout Crab...

Cost: $69 or $135

Where:
Phillips Seafod and Crab House
14101 Costal Highway and 2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21282
View map »


Telephone: 216-731-2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

More information

The early bird gets the worm, and the best deals. At Phillips Crab House and Seafood House, enjoy $4 off the price of each adult buffet when you are seated in the first hour of business daily. Or,...

Cost: Adults: $34.99, Children 9-12: $15.99, Children 5-8: $7.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Seafood and Crab House
14101 Costal Highway and 2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21282
View map »


Telephone: 216-731-2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

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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...

Cost: $12 Members, $14 Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City for Happy Hour. Relax at our bar and lounge and enjoy some of our draft or domestic beers, select wines by the glass, and select spirits with your...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Phillip's Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215.731.2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

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Both children and adults enjoy the First State Heritage Park's candlelit walking tours – there’s history, humor, and sorrow in the stories of real people from Delaware’s past centuries. ...

Cost: $5 per person

Where:
First State Heritage Park
John Bell House
43 The Green
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: Sarah Zimmerman
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The Lighthouse Church will be starting a Training Center for Deliverances beginning Friday September 12, 2014.  The school will be focused on all aspects of ministering deliverance and healing...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lighthouse Church Inc.
6 South Railroad Avenue
Wyoming, DE  19934
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Church Inc.
Telephone: (302) 632-4679
Contact Name: Bro. Christopher Gore
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The Lighthouse Church will be starting a Training Center for Deliverances beginning Friday September 12, 2014.  The school will be focused on all aspects of ministering deliverance and healing...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lighthouse Church Inc.
6 South Railroad Avenue
Wyoming, DE  19934
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Church Inc.
Telephone: (302) 632-4679
Contact Name: Bro. Christopher Gore
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For a detailed list of performers, visit www.townofbethanybeach.com and click on the Activities page, Bandstand.  For updates, “like” us on Facebook:  facebook.com/visitbethanybeach and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

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Meeting every Friday, Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, 640 s. State Street, Dover, 7:30 pm., Private Dining Room #3 in the basement. For those who have, or think they may have a gambling problem....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Bayhealth Kent General Hospital
640 S. State Street
Private Dining Room #3
Dover, DE  19901
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Telephone: 800-855-2CALLGA
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Cost: $10

Where:
World Cafe Live at The Queen Upstairs
500 N Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-994-1400
Contact Name: World Cafe Live
Website »

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Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

More information

Both children and adults enjoy the First State Heritage Park's candlelit walking tours – there’s history, humor, and sorrow in the stories of real people from Delaware’s past centuries. ...

Cost: $5 per person

Where:
First State Heritage Park
John Bell House
43 The Green
Dover, DE  19901
View map »


Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: Sarah Zimmerman
Website »

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On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays ($15 per person); Kids Class, 7-8...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand and Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

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Attention cyclists...Conquer the Hills!   Join us and ride to fight Parkinson’s in scenic Northern Chester County  with the most challenging hills in the area.  Start and finish at Ludwig’s...

Cost: $50.00

Where:
Ludwig's Corner Horseshow Grounds
Pottstown Pike
Glenmoore, PA  193433
View map »


Sponsor: Shake It Off, Inc.
Telephone: 302-743-0500
Contact Name: Jodi Cianci
Website »

More information

Coming July 1. Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day—and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around our Gardens. You’ll encounter moving imagery and...

Cost: $0-$27

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
Website »

More information

Music School of Delaware Auditions -- 15-16 Academic Year Bella Voce Children's Choir Chorus for children in Grades 2-8, holding auditions on Wednesday, September 2, 9 & 16, from 5:00-7:00pm at...

Cost: 0

Where:
The Music School of Delaware
4101 Washington Street
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Sponsor: The Music School of Delaware
Telephone: 302-762-1132
Contact Name: The Music School of Delaware
Website »

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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....

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

More information

First Saturdays in the First State   Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website for...

Cost: Free

Where:
First State Heritage Park
121 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd N
Dover, DE  19901
View map »


Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: Sarah Zimmerman
Website »

More information

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....

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

More information

First Saturdays in the First State   Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website for...

Cost: Free

Where:
First State Heritage Park
121 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd N
Dover, DE  19901
View map »


Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: Sarah Zimmerman
Website »

More information

On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

More information

This Labor Day weekend, Stone Harbor, NJ plays host to the legacy of revered Master Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, when Ocean Galleries welcomes his great-grandson, Alexandre Renoir, for an...

Cost: Free & Open to the Public with ALL Artwork Available for Acquisition.

Where:
Ocean Galleries
9618 Third Ave
Stone Harbor, NJ  08247
View map »


Sponsor: Ocean Galleries
Telephone: 609.368.7777
Contact Name: Kim Miller
Website »

More information

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...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

This year is 108th year of the Arden Fair and Antiques Market which is always held the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. The Fair features children’s games and rides, handmade crafts by over...

Cost: Free

Where:
Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE  19810
View map »


Sponsor: The Arden Club
Telephone: 302-650-8517
Contact Name: Ron Meick
Website »

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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,...

Cost: $12

Where:
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: National Museum of American Jewish History
Telephone: (215)923-3811
Website »

More information

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...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52,
, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

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...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and...

Cost: Member Free; Adult $20; Child (2–11); $5; Infant (under 2) Free; Senior (62) $18

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

They are treasures that have survived centuries and even millennia: one of the world's oldest fragments of the gospel of Saint Matthew; the first Bible printed in the Americas, in the Native...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »

More information

Organized by The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in New York City, Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light is comprised of five windows, nineteen lamps, and seventy-five pieces of...

Cost: Members Free. Included with general admission, $5.00-$20.00

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

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Visitors experience an in-depth, hands-on tour focused on gunpowder production in the Hagley Powder Yard and visit production areas rarely seen by guests. This tour ends with an explosive finish....

Cost: $0 to $14

Where:
Hagley Museum
200 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Meg Marcozzi
Website »

More information

The early bird gets the worm, and the best deals. At Phillips Crab House and Seafood House, enjoy $4 off the price of each adult buffet when you are seated in the first hour of business daily. Or,...

Cost: Adults: $34.99, Children 9-12: $15.99, Children 5-8: $7.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Seafood and Crab House
14101 Costal Highway and 2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21282
View map »


Telephone: 216-731-2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

More information

Having a family vacation in Ocean City? Host a traditional Eastern Shore Crab Feast at your place! Lay out the paper and get your mallets and seafood seasoning ready - our $69 Carryout Crab...

Cost: $69 or $135

Where:
Phillips Seafod and Crab House
14101 Costal Highway and 2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21282
View map »


Telephone: 216-731-2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

More information

First Saturdays in the First State Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website for details. Free admission. Something new every...

Cost: Free

Where:
First State Heritage Park
121 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd N
43 The Green
Dover, DE  19901
View map »


Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: Sarah Zimmerman
Website »

More information

Join us from 4-10pm for a little taste of India in the middle of Delaware! This FREE, family-friendly, outdoor festival will feature a variety of cultural activities for everyone of all ages,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Krishna Village
3465 Wrangle Hill Road
Bear, DE  19701
View map »

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Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City for Happy Hour. Relax at our bar and lounge and enjoy some of our draft or domestic beers, select wines by the glass, and select spirits with your...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Phillip's Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215.731.2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

More information

For a detailed list of performers, visit www.townofbethanybeach.com and click on the Activities page, Bandstand.  For updates, “like” us on Facebook:  facebook.com/visitbethanybeach and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

More information

Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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Saturday, September 5 - 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, September 26, 2015 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visitors experience an in-depth, hands-on tour focused on gunpowder production in the Hagley Powder Yard...

Cost: 0-$14

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Meg Marcozzi
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