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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Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Joseph Day
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Kalmar Nyckel Tours Kalmar Nyckel, the tall ship, is back at our Lewes Ferry Terminal. The ship will be docked at our Public Pier from August 13th to September 5th. Don't miss seeing this...

Cost: $40-$60

Where:
Cape May Ferry
43 Cape Henelopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Join us August 13 to meet Sondra and Ward for their joint show CON-CEP-TION, which includes encaustics, monochromatic and other fabulous works from this dynamic duo!  The exhibit will run through...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
50 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Sponsor: Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
Telephone: 302-227-2050
Contact Name: Gallery Director
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Each of us strives for happiness and peace in life.  We would like to experience peace and happiness in response to every action we perform. We feel happiness is my birthright. The path we...

Cost: Free

Where:
Brandywine Apartments Community Room (near pool)
2702 Jacqueline Dr.
Wilmington, DE  19810


Sponsor: Adhyatmik Vishwa Vidhyalaya
Telephone: 706-691-4666
Contact Name: Krutiben Aghera
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Summer shortages all across the U.S. Newark, DE— Summer is traditionally a difficult time to collect blood, but this summer the blood supply is at its lowest ever.  “Every...

Where:
, DE

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Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular series Thomas & Friends® returns to the Strasburg Rail Road beginning August 27 for the Day Out with Thomas: Ready, Set, Go Tour. This...

Cost: $21+

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Fairfax Flea Market on 9/17/16 from 8:00-2:00 free outdoor event @ Aldersgate Church on Concord Pike, Over 50 Vendors / Vendors $25.00 per space   Rain Date 9/24/16

Cost: free

Where:
Aldersgate Church
2313 Concrod Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: Aldersgate
Telephone: 302-388-4514
Contact Name: Sandy Poplos

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Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept 1, 2016: Lewes Ferry Departure: 8:45 am Cape May Ferry Departure: 4:30 pm   Sundays through August 28, 2016 Lewes Ferry Departure: 9:15 am Cape May Ferry...

Cost: $28/$18/$6

Where:
Departs from Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal
, DE

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Visit TheDCH's Urban Farmer, and shop our locally grown, seasonal produce to benefit our Urban Agriculture programs. Supplies are limited, so get there early for the biggest selection of fresh...

Cost: Produce prices vary

Where:
Urban Farm at 12th and Brandywine
12th and Brandywine Streets
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: 302-658-6262
Contact Name: Adrienne Spencer
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Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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Every Tuesday in August, the Delaware Museum of Natural History is partnering with Artisans’ Bank to lower admission prices to just $2 per person during Two Dollar Tuesdays. Visitors are invited...

Cost: $2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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Every Tuesday in July and August; 10:00 am–3:00 pm (drop-in program) Kids ages 3–10 are invited to try fun activities related to the wide world of Winterthur.  In July we will investigate how...

Cost: Members free. $5 per child, one adult per child is free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Library Exhibition: On display in the Winterthur Library from August 8 – October 24, 2016 The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera holds many kinds of documents that...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours

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The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free. $5-$20

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


Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

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The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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HISTORICAL EXHIBIT : Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare, is an historical exhibit that will be on display...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lewes Historical Society
110 Shipcarpenter Street
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Beebe Healthcare 100th Anniversary
Telephone: 302-644-2900
Contact Name: Leanne Prosser
Website »

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Kalmar Nyckel, the tall ship, is back at our Lewes Ferry Terminal. The ship will be docked at our Public Pier from August 13th to September 5th. Don't miss seeing this beautiful...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Cape May Lewes Ferry
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Telephone: 1-800-643-3779
Contact Name: Cape May Lewes Ferry
Website »

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Take a break from the beach and get happy at Phillips Seafood Restaurant’s Happy Hour! After a long winter and all new renovations, Phillips Seafood House is now open for the 2016 season. Sit...

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Joseph Day
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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present LITTLE MEN, a drama that portrays how a rapidly changing neighborhood can have a dissimilar impact on two families. Jake (Theo...

Cost: $8 - $10

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-644-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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Our summer Lobster Special is back, now on Tuesdays! Join us every Tuesday for dinner starting at 4:30PM and enjoy a whole 1.5 lb lobster, shipped directly to us from Maine, for just $29.95....

Cost: 29.95

Where:
Harry's Savoy Grill
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Harry's Savoy Grill
Telephone: 302-475-3000
Contact Name: Judy Champion
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Join us August 13 to meet Sondra and Ward for their joint show CON-CEP-TION, which includes encaustics, monochromatic and other fabulous works from this dynamic duo!  The exhibit will run through...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
50 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Sponsor: Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
Telephone: 302-227-2050
Contact Name: Gallery Director
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This literature discussion of "Between Riverside and Crazy" by Stephen Adly Guirgis, led by author and educator Dr. Myrna Nurse, is part of a nationwide and statewide celebration of the Pulitzer...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware Memorial Hall
170 The Green
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Delaware Humanities Forum
Telephone: 302-657-0650
Contact Name: Ciera Fisher
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How our next Lieutenant Governor feels about environmental policy can shape so many aspects of our lives -- transportation, water quality, safety, social justice, and land use just to name a few....

Cost: Free

Where:
Ashland Nature Center
3511 Barley Mil Rd.
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: Delaware Nature Society
Telephone: (302) 239-2334
Contact Name: Brenna Goggin
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Belly Dance Classes with Zahra (Newark) Open to teens and adults. Open to beginner and intermediate students. Five-week series: Tuesdays 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Advanced payment: $52 via PayPal to...

Cost: $15-$52

Where:
George Wilson Center
303 New London Road
Newark, DE  19711
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Summer shortages all across the U.S. Newark, DE— Summer is traditionally a difficult time to collect blood, but this summer the blood supply is at its lowest ever.  “Every...

Where:
, DE

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Wednesdays through September 28, 2016, October 12 & 29, November 9 & 26, December 7 & 31 8:00 am – 7:30 pm Itinerary: 8:00 am Customer Check In 8:45 am Boat departs...

Cost: $35

Where:
Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal
43 Cape Henelopen Drive
Lewes , DE  19958
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Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular series Thomas & Friends® returns to the Strasburg Rail Road beginning August 27 for the Day Out with Thomas: Ready, Set, Go Tour. This...

Cost: $21+

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
View map »

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Fairfax Flea Market on 9/17/16 from 8:00-2:00 free outdoor event @ Aldersgate Church on Concord Pike, Over 50 Vendors / Vendors $25.00 per space   Rain Date 9/24/16

Cost: free

Where:
Aldersgate Church
2313 Concrod Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »


Sponsor: Aldersgate
Telephone: 302-388-4514
Contact Name: Sandy Poplos

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Visit TheDCH's Urban Farmer, and shop our locally grown, seasonal produce to benefit our Urban Agriculture programs. Supplies are limited, so get there early for the biggest selection of fresh...

Cost: Produce prices vary

Where:
Urban Farm at 12th and Brandywine
12th and Brandywine Streets
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: 302-658-6262
Contact Name: Adrienne Spencer
Website »

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Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

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Library Exhibition: On display in the Winterthur Library from August 8 – October 24, 2016 The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera holds many kinds of documents that...

Cost: Free with admission.

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


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours

More information

What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

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

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20.

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


Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free. $5-$20

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


Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

More information

HISTORICAL EXHIBIT : Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare, is an historical exhibit that will be on display...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lewes Historical Society
110 Shipcarpenter Street
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Beebe Healthcare 100th Anniversary
Telephone: 302-644-2900
Contact Name: Leanne Prosser
Website »

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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The 2016 season of the Downtown Wilmington Farmers' Market at Rodney Square will begin May 4 and operate every Wednesday, rain or shine, through October 26 from 10 a.m. until 2...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rodney Square
between 10th & 11th Streets and Market & King Streets
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Downtown Visions and facilitated by the City of Wilmington
Telephone: 302.425.0196
Contact Name: Tucker Casey
Website »

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Kalmar Nyckel, the tall ship, is back at our Lewes Ferry Terminal. The ship will be docked at our Public Pier from August 13th to September 5th. Don't miss seeing this beautiful...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Cape May Lewes Ferry
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Telephone: 1-800-643-3779
Contact Name: Cape May Lewes Ferry
Website »

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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...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present LITTLE MEN, a drama that portrays how a rapidly changing neighborhood can have a dissimilar impact on two families. Jake (Theo...

Cost: $8 - $10

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-644-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
Website »

More information

Take a break from the beach and get happy at Phillips Seafood Restaurant’s Happy Hour! After a long winter and all new renovations, Phillips Seafood House is now open for the 2016 season. Sit...

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Joseph Day
Website »

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Wednesdays, June through September, 4:30 pm Visit the former dairy and farm while exploring the ever-changing estate landscape on this narrated tram tour. Hear accounts of estate history as you...

Cost: $5 per person upgrade. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Hagley’s property will be open Wednesday evenings for curious guests and families to bicycle or walk. Visit areas normally closed to foot traffic. Bring a picnic or dine at the Belin House...

Cost: $2, free for members and children 5 and under

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 130-265-82400261
Website »

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Summertime means good tunes and great times at the Penn Museum, where we celebrate our seventh annual Summer Nights Concert Series! Each week brings a new musical experience to the Museum’s...

Cost: Admission is $10, $5 PennCard holders, Penn Medicine and CHOP employees with ID

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Join us August 13 to meet Sondra and Ward for their joint show CON-CEP-TION, which includes encaustics, monochromatic and other fabulous works from this dynamic duo!  The exhibit will run through...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
50 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
View map »


Sponsor: Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
Telephone: 302-227-2050
Contact Name: Gallery Director
Website »

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Zumba sessions every Wednesday in Lewes Canalfront Park, overlooking the banks of the beautiful Lewes-Rehoboth Canal in Historic Lewes. Free.

Cost: Free

Where:
Lewes Canalfront Park
211 Front Street
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Zumba by Kelly, Friends of Lewes Canalfront Park
Telephone: 302-645-2795
Website »

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Summer shortages all across the U.S. Newark, DE— Summer is traditionally a difficult time to collect blood, but this summer the blood supply is at its lowest ever.  “Every...

Where:
, DE

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Fairfax Flea Market on 9/17/16 from 8:00-2:00 free outdoor event @ Aldersgate Church on Concord Pike, Over 50 Vendors / Vendors $25.00 per space   Rain Date 9/24/16

Cost: free

Where:
Aldersgate Church
2313 Concrod Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »


Sponsor: Aldersgate
Telephone: 302-388-4514
Contact Name: Sandy Poplos

More information

Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular series Thomas & Friends® returns to the Strasburg Rail Road beginning August 27 for the Day Out with Thomas: Ready, Set, Go Tour. This...

Cost: $21+

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
View map »

More information

Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept 1, 2016: Lewes Ferry Departure: 8:45 am Cape May Ferry Departure: 4:30 pm   Sundays through August 28, 2016 Lewes Ferry Departure: 9:15 am Cape May Ferry...

Cost: $28/$18/$6

Where:
Departs from Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal
, DE

More information

Visit TheDCH's Urban Farmer, and shop our locally grown, seasonal produce to benefit our Urban Agriculture programs. Supplies are limited, so get there early for the biggest selection of fresh...

Cost: Produce prices vary

Where:
Urban Farm at 12th and Brandywine
12th and Brandywine Streets
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: 302-658-6262
Contact Name: Adrienne Spencer
Website »

More information

 

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

More information

HISTORICAL EXHIBIT : Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare, is an historical exhibit that will be on display...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lewes Historical Society
110 Shipcarpenter Street
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Beebe Healthcare 100th Anniversary
Telephone: 302-644-2900
Contact Name: Leanne Prosser
Website »

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20.

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


Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

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

More information

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free. $5-$20

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


Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

More information

Library Exhibition: On display in the Winterthur Library from August 8 – October 24, 2016 The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera holds many kinds of documents that...

Cost: Free with admission.

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


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

First and Third Thursday of the month, March–November, 10:30–11:30 am Meet in Galleries Reception Atrium. Wee Ones is now offered twice a month! This early childhood series intended for...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Kalmar Nyckel, the tall ship, is back at our Lewes Ferry Terminal. The ship will be docked at our Public Pier from August 13th to September 5th. Don't miss seeing this beautiful...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Cape May Lewes Ferry
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Telephone: 1-800-643-3779
Contact Name: Cape May Lewes Ferry
Website »

More information

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

Cost: No ticket is required for the Farm Stand or the Museum Store.

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Take a break from the beach and get happy at Phillips Seafood Restaurant’s Happy Hour! After a long winter and all new renovations, Phillips Seafood House is now open for the 2016 season. Sit...

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Joseph Day
Website »

More information

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present LITTLE MEN, a drama that portrays how a rapidly changing neighborhood can have a dissimilar impact on two families. Jake (Theo...

Cost: $8 - $10

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-644-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
Website »

More information

Nanticoke Physician Network General & Bariatric Surgery will be hosting bariatric support groups on the first Tuesday and third Thursday of each month from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Nanticoke Memorial...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Sponsor: Nanticoke Physician Network General & Bariatric Surgery
Telephone: 302-629-6611 x 8810
Contact Name: Shelly Geis

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Join us August 13 to meet Sondra and Ward for their joint show CON-CEP-TION, which includes encaustics, monochromatic and other fabulous works from this dynamic duo!  The exhibit will run through...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
50 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Sponsor: Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
Telephone: 302-227-2050
Contact Name: Gallery Director
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Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers childbirth classes on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm in the Ground Floor Conference Room. The class will meet each Thursday for a total of five weeks – four...

Cost: $50 or $25 for refresher course

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Telephone: 302-629-6611x2540
Contact Name: Nanticoke’s Maternal Child Health Clinical Educato

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It was in 1983 that Howard Jones first burst upon the contemporary music scene with his very English songwriting, pioneering synthesizers and thought provoking lyrics. He set out his manifesto in...

Cost: $26 SRO - $34 Seated + Fees

Where:
World Cafe Live - Wilmington
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-504-9565
Contact Name: MP Intern
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Summer shortages all across the U.S. Newark, DE— Summer is traditionally a difficult time to collect blood, but this summer the blood supply is at its lowest ever.  “Every...

Where:
, DE

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Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular series Thomas & Friends® returns to the Strasburg Rail Road beginning August 27 for the Day Out with Thomas: Ready, Set, Go Tour. This...

Cost: $21+

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Patterned Space, paintings by Diane Lorio, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from September 2-30, 2016, with an opening reception on Friday, September 9 from 5-7 p.m. Lorio received a...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French Street
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
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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Fairfax Flea Market on 9/17/16 from 8:00-2:00 free outdoor event @ Aldersgate Church on Concord Pike, Over 50 Vendors / Vendors $25.00 per space   Rain Date 9/24/16

Cost: free

Where:
Aldersgate Church
2313 Concrod Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: Aldersgate
Telephone: 302-388-4514
Contact Name: Sandy Poplos

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  Kalmar Nyckel Tours Kalmar Nyckel, the tall ship, is back at our Lewes Ferry Terminal. The ship will be docked at our Public Pier from August 13th to September 5th. Don't miss seeing this...

Cost: $40-$60

Where:
Cape May Ferry
43 Cape Henelopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Visit TheDCH's Urban Farmer, and shop our locally grown, seasonal produce to benefit our Urban Agriculture programs. Supplies are limited, so get there early for the biggest selection of fresh...

Cost: Produce prices vary

Where:
Urban Farm at 12th and Brandywine
12th and Brandywine Streets
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: 302-658-6262
Contact Name: Adrienne Spencer
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Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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HISTORICAL EXHIBIT : Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare, is an historical exhibit that will be on display...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lewes Historical Society
110 Shipcarpenter Street
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Beebe Healthcare 100th Anniversary
Telephone: 302-644-2900
Contact Name: Leanne Prosser
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The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free. $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
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What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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The Long’s Park Amphitheater Foundation (a non-profit organization) presents the 38th Annual Long’s Park Art Festival over Labor Day, September 2–4. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Long's Park
1441 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster , PA
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Sponsor: Long's Park Ampitheater
Telephone: 717-735-8883
Contact Name: Bill Wright
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The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Library Exhibition: On display in the Winterthur Library from August 8 – October 24, 2016 The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera holds many kinds of documents that...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours

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Yoga in the Vineyard: Wine, Body & Soul Select Fridays & Sundays May through October The aging of wine is a noble process that can serve as a metaphor for healthy aging of a human being. Join us...

Cost: $35

Where:
Penns Woods Winery
124 Beaver Valley Rd
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Sponsor: Penns Woods Winery
Telephone: 610-459-0808
Contact Name: Andrea
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Kalmar Nyckel, the tall ship, is back at our Lewes Ferry Terminal. The ship will be docked at our Public Pier from August 13th to September 5th. Don't miss seeing this beautiful...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Cape May Lewes Ferry
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Telephone: 1-800-643-3779
Contact Name: Cape May Lewes Ferry
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Take a break from the beach and get happy at Phillips Seafood Restaurant’s Happy Hour! After a long winter and all new renovations, Phillips Seafood House is now open for the 2016 season. Sit...

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Joseph Day
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Cost: Free (plus shopping)

Where:
The Pavilion in the Garden
510 Duncan Rd
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Sponsor: Bellevue Community Center
Telephone: 302-762-1391
Contact Name: Market Manager
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Join us August 13 to meet Sondra and Ward for their joint show CON-CEP-TION, which includes encaustics, monochromatic and other fabulous works from this dynamic duo!  The exhibit will run through...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
50 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Sponsor: Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
Telephone: 302-227-2050
Contact Name: Gallery Director
Website »

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Local artist Terry M. Isner is back with his “Comic Commerce” art exhibit opening in Rehoboth Beach on September 2 Local Rehoboth Beach artist Terry M. Isner will present new pieces of his...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
50 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Sponsor: Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
Telephone: 302-227-2050
Contact Name: Gallery Director

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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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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: $10

Where:
First State Heritage Park
Johnson Victrola Museum
375 S. New Street
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Website »

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Summer shortages all across the U.S. Newark, DE— Summer is traditionally a difficult time to collect blood, but this summer the blood supply is at its lowest ever.  “Every...

Where:
, DE

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Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular series Thomas & Friends® returns to the Strasburg Rail Road beginning August 27 for the Day Out with Thomas: Ready, Set, Go Tour. This...

Cost: $21+

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
View map »

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Fairfax Flea Market on 9/17/16 from 8:00-2:00 free outdoor event @ Aldersgate Church on Concord Pike, Over 50 Vendors / Vendors $25.00 per space   Rain Date 9/24/16

Cost: free

Where:
Aldersgate Church
2313 Concrod Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: Aldersgate
Telephone: 302-388-4514
Contact Name: Sandy Poplos

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

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  Kalmar Nyckel Tours Kalmar Nyckel, the tall ship, is back at our Lewes Ferry Terminal. The ship will be docked at our Public Pier from August 13th to September 5th. Don't miss seeing this...

Cost: $40-$60

Where:
Cape May Ferry
43 Cape Henelopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »

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

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Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

More information

The Long’s Park Amphitheater Foundation (a non-profit organization) presents the 38th Annual Long’s Park Art Festival over Labor Day, September 2–4. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Long's Park
1441 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster , PA
View map »


Sponsor: Long's Park Ampitheater
Telephone: 717-735-8883
Contact Name: Bill Wright
Website »

More information

Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

HISTORICAL EXHIBIT : Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare, is an historical exhibit that will be on display...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lewes Historical Society
110 Shipcarpenter Street
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Beebe Healthcare 100th Anniversary
Telephone: 302-644-2900
Contact Name: Leanne Prosser
Website »

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20.

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


Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Library Exhibition: On display in the Winterthur Library from August 8 – October 24, 2016 The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera holds many kinds of documents that...

Cost: Free with admission.

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


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours

More information

What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

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

More information

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free. $5-$20

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


Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

More information

Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery hosts weight loss seminars the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10:30 am to 11:30 am and the second Wednesday of each month from 5:30 pm to 6:30...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Telephone: 302-536-5395
Contact Name: Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery
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Weekends in September Explore Hagley Museum in a new way by joining us for one of our six walking tours.  One or more Themed tours are offered most weekend days, usually at 11:00 AM and repeated...

Cost: 0-$14

Where:
Hagley Museum
P.O. Box 3630, 298 Buck rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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  Kalmar Nyckel Tours Kalmar Nyckel, the tall ship, is back at our Lewes Ferry Terminal. The ship will be docked at our Public Pier from August 13th to September 5th. Don't miss seeing this...

Cost: Nominal

Where:
Cape May Ferry
43 Cape Henelopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »

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Take a break from the beach and get happy at Phillips Seafood Restaurant’s Happy Hour! After a long winter and all new renovations, Phillips Seafood House is now open for the 2016 season. Sit...

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Joseph Day
Website »

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Local artist Terry M. Isner is back with his “Comic Commerce” art exhibit opening in Rehoboth Beach on September 2 Local Rehoboth Beach artist Terry M. Isner will present new pieces of his...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
50 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
View map »


Sponsor: Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
Telephone: 302-227-2050
Contact Name: Gallery Director

More information

Join us August 13 to meet Sondra and Ward for their joint show CON-CEP-TION, which includes encaustics, monochromatic and other fabulous works from this dynamic duo!  The exhibit will run through...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
50 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
View map »


Sponsor: Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
Telephone: 302-227-2050
Contact Name: Gallery Director
Website »

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A thrilling night of great music and song. Experience Frank, Dean, and Sammy — the  Rat Pack will performed with a wonderful mix of song, comedy, sketches, and brilliant musical arrangement.  A...

Cost: 20-25

Where:
Milton Theatre
110 Union St.
Milton, DE  19968
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Telephone: (302) 684-3038
Website »

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Summer shortages all across the U.S. Newark, DE— Summer is traditionally a difficult time to collect blood, but this summer the blood supply is at its lowest ever.  “Every...

Where:
, DE

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