The Profile: The Power of the Art

Winterthur's Leslie Bowman says serious art need not be stuffy.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photograph by Tom Nutter
 

On an October day in 2004, Leslie Greene Bowman, a former middle-class kid from Ohio whose parents had once gone to a country auction and brought her home a hundred-dollar horse, walked into the world-famous Sotheby's Auction House with a million-dollar mission: outwit and outbid the rest of the decorative arts world and come home to Delaware's Winterthur museum with a mahogany masterpiece, an 18th-century tall clock (what most Americans call a grandfather clock) attributed to Peter Stretch, a legendary English clockmaker who was working in Philadelphia in the 1730s.

Bowman had been the director and CEO of Winterthur since 1999, and she'd spent those five years working to raise the museum's profile as the mecca of Americana. That autumn day, fortified with a six-figure acquisition fund that had taken years to raise and permission to finance a little more if necessary, Bowman and members of the Winterthur board cloistered themselves in a Sotheby's skybox, a private bidding suite just above the auction floor, determined to do in this century what the museum's founder, Henry Francis du Pont, had done so meticulously in the last: decorate a country estate with the most beautiful objects ever made in the United States.

"Leslie was cool and calm," recalls Bruce Perkins, chairman of Winterthur's Board of Trustees. "I, meanwhile, was bouncing off my seat. The Stretch clock is the rarest of the rarest. Winterthur had never bought anything of that magnitude, and we were afraid that if other people found out we were bidding, they might realize how valuable the clock was and push the price up."

Bowman had a phone glued to her ear. Each time the auctioneer rattled off a figure, she'd quietly speak one word to her bidding agent on the floor. $800,000? "Yes." $900,000? "Yes." One million dollars for the Stretch clock? "Yes."

Bowman was not feeling as collected as she sounded. "I remember realizing at a certain point that there was only one other party bidding against us, and I was thinking, 'Oh, stop it, whoever you are,'" she recalls. "Winterthur had bid on important objects before, but had not succeeded. I felt it might not be the most positive thing for the institution if we were once again the bridesmaid at the altar."

As the bidding ticked on, the increments began to change, mercifully, from $100,000 jumps to $10,000, but Bowman knew there was little left in her war chest. By the time the clock reached a record price, $1.5 million, the skybox felt tight, airless, combustible.

Bowman's last yes was followed by silence on the floor.

"When they knocked the gavel down after our bid and said, 'Sold,' everybody in our skybox started cheering and jumping up and down wildly," she says. "We were so loud, they could hear it on the floor. People thought it was the seller cheering because of the record price, but [the auctioneer] told the crowd, 'If you haven't already figured it out, the clock was just sold to Winterthur.'"

Bowman now calls the Stretch clock "the most important acquisition we've made since H.F.'s death." Indeed, that buy, which the museum just recently paid off, was a sign to the art world that Winterthur is more than a gilded memorial to one wealthy man's passions. It is an evolving institution with a leader who intends to lure scholars and tour-busers alike. "Our job in the Winterthur leadership is to make sure that all areas of excellence are nurtured," says Bowman. "But any of us who love the arts want to make them believable, relevant and accessible."

On one recent weekday afternoon, the shuttle bus that runs visitors from the Winterthur estate's pastoral parking area to its mansion-turned-galleries was filled with senior ladies from a New Jersey church group champing to "do the tureens." (In recent years, Winterthur acquired a collection of historic and highly breakable-looking soup tureens from the Campbell Soup company.) When the bus pulled up to the gallery entrance, however, the ladies encountered a welcome desk attendant handing them small, white rectangular gizmos. "Most of them, it's their first time ever touching an iPod," says Diana Swartz, a Winterthur guest services employee. "They go home and tell their kids they know what's cool."

Bowman is hoping those kids are listening. Attracting the under-50 set is essential for any non-profit museum's long-term health, so Bowman is strategically developing programs, events, popular exhibits and technology-conscious lures like the iPod audio tours to catch a fraction of the younger demographic's attention.

Since taking her post seven years ago, Bowman has overseen the development of a children's garden, a fanciful corner of forest where kids can leap-frog over steaming mushrooms and leave letters in a fairy's mailbox; recruited celebrity tour guides like Leigh and Leslie Keno, the towheaded twins who've, remarkably, achieved sex symbol status among fans of "Antiques Roadshow"; and instituted a series of highly-marketable exhibitions.

Last fall, Winterthur drew crowds with a display of hit movie costumes called "Fashion in Film." Visitors could iPod-tour their way past Meryl Streep's wedding suit from "Out of Africa," Drew Barrymore's Cinderella gown in "Ever After," and enough velvet, chiffon, lace, brocade, and organza to outfit every sighing heroine and conflicted gentleman Merchant Ivory ever got on a moor. During the past two years 159,000 people have made their way along Route 52 to the Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, a Bowman-inspired name that is meant to reflect the institution's 1,000-acre grounds and galleries. Bowman is hoping her 2007 exhibition lineup (quilts in the spring and a show about pets in the fall) will pump that visitor number dramatically.

Bowman identifies with these guests, remembering her own first visit to Winterthur, nearly 30 years ago. She was an undergrad at the time, studying art and history at Miami University of Ohio, where she'd seen a posting on the bulletin board outside her advisor's office describing the University of Delaware's decorative arts graduate program at Winterthur. Interested, she quizzed her professors about it, but no one knew much.

"Still, the minute I read about the program, I knew I wanted to do it," she says. "My mother, so supportive, took me on our very next vacation to go see Winterthur."

Bowman, who'd been smitten with the art world ever since her parents took her on a six-week jaunt to Europe when she was 10 years old, was awed by the place, both the mansion itself and the 60,000 pieces of furniture, silver, crystal, ceramics and paintings inside. Her mother encouraged her to ask for a meeting with the director of Winterthur's academic program. After landing the interview, Bowman was sold. Back at school, she realigned her major to concentrate on American art and history.

"I worried that you might have to come from an Ivy League university or have a collector family to get into the graduate program," she says. "I thought, They're probably not going to take me since I'm from Ohio, not New England, but I'll try. I think at the time (the late 1970s), they'd just begun to want more of a cross-section of students from across the country. Somehow I got in, and it was very exciting for me to be in the land of the du Ponts. My attraction to affluent worlds has always been to the quality of the art objects, so to be surrounded by them was such a joy."

Bowman spent her graduate years at Winterthur, having virtually unlimited access to the collection's art objects. Though only in her early 20s, she learned to handle each item like a conservator, donning the proper gloves and, often with a team, carefully turning objects to study construction or oxidation. By the time she graduated, Bowman was sure she wanted a job that would keep her in close contact with fine art. With characteristic pluck, she applied, right out of school, landed a position as a curatorial assistant at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She bid farewell to Winterthur's period rooms, gardens and the academic staff who'd nurtured her early interest in the decorative art world, then caught a flight to California.

People who make a career in the art world will tell you that it can be as money-driven as investment banking, as entrenched as academia and as political as Capitol Hill. Though museum pros often get in for the love of beauty, they quickly get bounced out if they don't develop market savvy, key relationships with donors and CEO-style management skills. At LACMA, Bowman learned about the pitches, the deals, the compromises, and the seemingly endless seasons of budgeting and paperwork that go into art acquisitions and exhibitions.

Though she was promoted again and again, Bowman stayed at LACMA for 17 years, thoroughly paying her professional dues. Her investment in the business side of the scene eventually led her back to her first love, though, and in her second decade at LACMA, she became both the head of the decorative arts department and a director of special exhibitions. She also bonded with some of the most influential people in the American art world, namely her boss, LACMA director Earl "Rusty" Powell, who in 1992 became the director of the National Gallery of Art.

"Leslie did a wonderful job as a curator at LACMA," says Powell. "She's this terrific salesperson. I still remember the presentations she'd make on exhibitions. The trick is to create a show that connects with a broad base with material that is still interesting to scholars, as well. She did that, especially with her American rococo show. That was about accessible material. People don't necessarily live with baroque paintings, but they can have a dialogue with fashion, furniture and silver with the decorative arts."

The American rococo show (art historian lingo for the colonial period that turned out pieces like claw-footed Chippendale chairs) paired Bowman with another heavy hitter, co-curator Morrison Heckscher, now director of the American wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bowman and Heckscher co-authored "American Rococo, 1750-1775: Elegance in Ornament," the exhibition catalog, in 1992. The show also took Bowman to New York for the exhibition opening at the Met, a trip that would lead to an even more influential encounter.

"My mother came along to New York for the opening. We were there for a week, and one of those evenings, she said, 'I'd love for you to come to dinner with one of my high school friends.'" Bowman ended up meeting the friend's son, a man who mentioned that his brother, Dr. Cortland Neuhoff, lived in California, not far from Bowman.

"I ended up meeting a couple of his brothers first, actually. When they came out to visit in L.A., they introduced me to my future husband. He was a chiropractor in Santa Monica, and he's always loved the arts, too. His grandfather collected 18th century period pieces." Bowman and Neuhoff announced their engagement a short time later. "No one was more surprised than our mothers," Bowman laughs. "I still say it was all because of the rococo show."

After the many years of professional intensity, Bowman spent the '90s focused on curating her personal life. Hooked on riding ever since her parents had bought Rusty, the $100 mare, she invested in her own horses and took time to train and compete in national equestrian events. In 2006 she and Neuhoff had a baby daughter they named Haley. The presence of that precious art object at home, as well as a growing weariness of commuter's life in Los Angeles, led Bowman to consider more family friendly work opportunities. When a headhunter asked if she would consider directing a small museum in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Bowman and Neuhoff were ready to make the move.

Bowman had just settled into Wyoming's National Museum of Wildlife Art when she got a more surprising recruitment call. Winterthur, her first stop in the art world, was looking for a new director.

"My first thought was, 'I can't apply for that job. I've only been here 18 months,'" she says, but many interviews and visits later, she was packing up her family and heading home to her alma mater. "She had more passion for Winterthur than anyone I'd ever met," says Perkins, who chaired the search committee that offered Bowman the post. "She's got the energy we need, too. I've been working with her for seven years, and I hope she'll stay."

With her family settled at Chandler Farm, an 1804 Federal-style home H.F. du Pont left to house Winterthur's directors, her five horses boarding just up the road (Bowman rides every day, often with her daughter along), and her imagination wrapped around an ever-expanding set of plans for Winterthur's growth, Bowman seems content with the full circle her career has made.

"I walk into the period rooms here and I feel this intense calm. Any stress I have melts away," she says. "For those of us who are sensitive to design and color, it ups your happiness quotient and your peacefulness quotient. If I can help people get in touch with the power of the art to improve their lives, that's a pretty wonderful thing."

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Cost: $40-$60

Where:
Cape May Ferry
43 Cape Henelopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Fort Miles Art Tours The Fort Miles Art Gallery will be open for tours on Aug. 19 & 26 at 12:15 & 3:15 for small groups of 12 people, 13 years and older. There is a $5 per person fee. Call...

Cost: $5 per person

Where:
Fort Miles
Cape Henlopen State Park
Lewes, DE
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Sponsor: Fort Miles Historical Association

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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the sixth play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the sixth play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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Notbybreadalone Ministries presents Feeding the Hungry Outreach. All are welcome to come and partake of food, fun and fellowship. Those who desire a better way of life through Jesus Christ are...

Cost: Free

Where:
2nd and 3rd Streets
Wilmington, DE  19801


Sponsor: Notbybreadalone Outreach Ministries
Telephone: 442-0440
Contact Name: Ministers Wayne and Stephanie Dumpson
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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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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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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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This native Delawarean learned at a young age that what most people considered to be junk, used up, and discarded had the potential of a new found life only limited by imagination. Her passion for...

Cost: Free with paid park admission

Where:
Blue Ball Barn
1914 West Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Telephone: 302-577-7020
Contact Name: Wilmington State Parks

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Color Pops, an exhibition of abstract paintings by Su Knoll Horty, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from August 5-26, 2016, with an opening reception on Friday, August 5 from 5-7 p.m. This...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
820 N. French Street
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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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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Our Summer Group Show continues through August with an eclectic mix of art including paintings, drawings, collage, ceramics, and art glass. Summer hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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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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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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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 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
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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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Join park naturalists to explore the nature in your neighborhood. Learn more about familiar animals and discover animals you may not expect live nearby. Drop in each week to check out a series of...

Cost: Free with paid park admission

Where:
Can-Do Playground, Alapocas Run State Park
4360 Weldin Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Telephone: 302-577-7020
Contact Name: Wilmington State Parks
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fort Miles Art Tours The Fort Miles Art Gallery will be open for tours on Aug. 19 & 26 at 12:15 & 3:15 for small groups of 12 people, 13 years and older. There is a $5 per person fee. Call...

Cost: $5 per person

Where:
Fort Miles
Cape Henlopen State Park
Lewes, DE
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Sponsor: Fort Miles Historical Association

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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the sixth play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of...

Cost: $18-$20

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


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

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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the sixth play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of...

Cost: $18-$20

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


Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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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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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The University of Delaware’s Small Business Development Center (UD SBDC) will host a free Business Resiliency Check-Up from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Milford Public Library for small...

Cost: Free

Where:
Milford Public Library
11 S.E. Front Street
Milford, DE  19947
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Sponsor: Delaware SBDC
Telephone: 302-856-1555
Contact Name: Cindy Small
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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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Dorothy and Toto travel through the Land of Oz seeking the help of the Wizard. They meet a brainless scarecrow, a tin man who wants a heart, a cowardly lion and witches good and bad. Two actors...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Epworth United Methodist Church
19285 Rd 271
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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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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This native Delawarean learned at a young age that what most people considered to be junk, used up, and discarded had the potential of a new found life only limited by imagination. Her passion for...

Cost: Free with paid park admission

Where:
Blue Ball Barn
1914 West Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »


Telephone: 302-577-7020
Contact Name: Wilmington State Parks

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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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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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Color Pops, an exhibition of abstract paintings by Su Knoll Horty, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from August 5-26, 2016, with an opening reception on Friday, August 5 from 5-7 p.m. This...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

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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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Our Summer Group Show continues through August with an eclectic mix of art including paintings, drawings, collage, ceramics, and art glass. Summer hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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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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 »

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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
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 »

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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
View map »


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

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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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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
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The poor miller gives his son the family cat and sends him out in the world to make his own way. To the lad's surprise the cat is magic! Dressed in fine clothes and stylish boots, the fabulous...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Epworth United Methodist Church
19285 Rd 271
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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The poor miller gives his son the family cat and sends him out in the world to make his own way. To the lad's surprise the cat is magic! Dressed in fine clothes and stylish boots, the fabulous...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Epworth United Methodist Church
19285 Rd 271
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
View map »

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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 »

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Fort Miles Art Tours The Fort Miles Art Gallery will be open for tours on Aug. 19 & 26 at 12:15 & 3:15 for small groups of 12 people, 13 years and older. There is a $5 per person fee. Call...

Cost: $5 per person

Where:
Fort Miles
Cape Henlopen State Park
Lewes, DE
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Sponsor: Fort Miles Historical Association

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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the sixth play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of...

Cost: $18-$20

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


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

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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the sixth play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of...

Cost: $18-$20

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


Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
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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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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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
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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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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
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Brooklyn-based Americana/Alt-Country band Yarn’s sound owes as much to Gram Parsons and Earl Scruggs as to Jerry Garcia and Exile On Main Street-era Rolling Stones. Much like its name, the band...

Cost: $12 + Fees

Where:
World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs
500 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-504-9565
Contact Name: MP Intern
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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Show More...
Show Less...

Color Pops, an exhibition of abstract paintings by Su Knoll Horty, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from August 5-26, 2016, with an opening reception on Friday, August 5 from 5-7 p.m. This...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

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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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This native Delawarean learned at a young age that what most people considered to be junk, used up, and discarded had the potential of a new found life only limited by imagination. Her passion for...

Cost: Free with paid park admission

Where:
Blue Ball Barn
1914 West Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Telephone: 302-577-7020
Contact Name: Wilmington State Parks

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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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Our Summer Group Show continues through August with an eclectic mix of art including paintings, drawings, collage, ceramics, and art glass. Summer hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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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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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
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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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Join park naturalists to explore the nature in your neighborhood. Learn more about familiar animals and discover animals you may not expect live nearby. Drop in each week to check out a series of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Brandywine Park
18th and Van Buren St.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-577-7020
Contact Name: Wilmington State Parks
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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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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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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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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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A vain and goofy emperor vows to wear the most beautiful clothes every seen. A clever trickster convinces the ruler that he can make magic clothes that are fabulous, but they can't be seen by...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Epworth United Methodist Church
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971

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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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Gene McClone, from Gentle Palm Karate Academy will lead you through the basic movements of Tai Chi.  Meet at the Josephine Fountain, 1080 North Park Drive, 19802.

Cost: Free

Where:
Brandywine Park
1080 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-577-7020
Contact Name: Wilmington State Parks
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Fort Miles Art Tours The Fort Miles Art Gallery will be open for tours on Aug. 19 & 26 at 12:15 & 3:15 for small groups of 12 people, 13 years and older. There is a $5 per person fee. Call...

Cost: $5 per person

Where:
Fort Miles
Cape Henlopen State Park
Lewes, DE
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Sponsor: Fort Miles Historical Association

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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
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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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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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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5 PM – 8 PM Cape May - Lewes Ferry Terminal: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive Lewes DE 19958 Entrance is free to the public.  Come out and listen to this 10 piece band play all...

Cost: Free

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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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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Want to know how Wilmington's mayoral candidates feel about issues such as transportation, water quality, climate change, land use, and other environmental issues? Seize the opportunity to ask...

Cost: Free

Where:
DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Nature Society
Telephone: (302) 239-2334
Contact Name: Brenna Goggin
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Come experience the magical world of Cirque Italia – a show like no other. We are proud to be the first traveling WATER circus in the US! Our extraordinary stage holds 35,000 gallons of water...

Cost: free & $20

Where:
, DE

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Veterans of the local indie music scene, Satellite Go is a call back to the power pop and alternative rock of the 90s. Ex-Members of The Crash, A Year to Forget, and Count Von Count. Delivering...

Cost: $10

Where:
World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Punk Rock Roulette
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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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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This native Delawarean learned at a young age that what most people considered to be junk, used up, and discarded had the potential of a new found life only limited by imagination. Her passion for...

Cost: Free with paid park admission

Where:
Blue Ball Barn
1914 West Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Telephone: 302-577-7020
Contact Name: Wilmington State Parks

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Color Pops, an exhibition of abstract paintings by Su Knoll Horty, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from August 5-26, 2016, with an opening reception on Friday, August 5 from 5-7 p.m. This...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
820 N. French Street
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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Our Summer Group Show continues through August with an eclectic mix of art including paintings, drawings, collage, ceramics, and art glass. Summer hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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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
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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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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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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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
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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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 leisurely 1.5-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a half-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural...

Cost: Adults: $14+; Seniors (60+): $13+; Children (2-12): $12+; Children under 2: FREE

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302 998 1930
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Fort Miles Art Tours The Fort Miles Art Gallery will be open for tours on Aug. 19 & 26 at 12:15 & 3:15 for small groups of 12 people, 13 years and older. There is a $5 per person fee. Call...

Cost: $5 per person

Where:
Fort Miles
Cape Henlopen State Park
Lewes, DE
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Sponsor: Fort Miles Historical Association

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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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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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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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The North American Sea Glass Association will host its 11th Annual North American Sea Glass Festival in Ocean City, Maryland,  Friday & Saturday, August 26 & 27, at the Roland E....

Cost: Sea Glass Soiree $10 per person, Sea Glass Festival $5 per person, Under 12 Free

Where:
Roland E. Powell Convention Center
4001 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: North American Sea Glass Association
Contact Name: Kim Hannon
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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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In 1895 - when the Wilmington & Western was just 23-years-old - Charles Philips traveled the route of the railroad (on his bicycle) to record a series of rare glass plate pictures. These photos...

Cost: $20

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302 998-1930
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Reserve your spot now and enjoy the Rock the Boat Cruise with Glass Onion! They are Delaware's Premier Rock and Roll party band! This rocking boat departs from Lewes at 5:15pm every Friday...

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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You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown - the Musical Live at The Everett Theatre! Spend a couple of days in the lives of Charlie Brown and his pint-sized philosopher friends – from bright,...

Cost: $10-$18

Where:
The Everett Theatre
47 W Main
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: The Everett Theatre
Telephone: 302-540-8561
Contact Name: Chris Everett
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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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Come experience the magical world of Cirque Italia – a show like no other. We are proud to be the first traveling WATER circus in the US! Our extraordinary stage holds 35,000 gallons of water...

Cost: free & $20

Where:
, DE

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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. Join...

Cost: $10

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
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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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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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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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The North American Sea Glass Association will host its 11th Annual North American Sea Glass Festival in Ocean City, Maryland,  Friday & Saturday, August 26 & 27, at the Roland E....

Cost: Sea Glass Soiree $10 per person, Sea Glass Festival $5 per person, Under 12 Free

Where:
Roland E. Powell Convention Center
4001 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: North American Sea Glass Association
Contact Name: Kim Hannon
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Join a local birding expert and environmental educator as we look and listen for the common (and uncommon!) birds of Bucktoe Creek Preserve. We will be taking short hikes through the preserve to...

Cost: FREE for TLC members, $15 for non-members

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Road
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Telephone: 610-347-0347 x 104
Contact Name: Jenny
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Join local birding expert and environmental educator, Kelley Nunn, as we look and listen for the common (and uncommon!) birds of Bucktoe. We will be taking short hikes through the preserve to spot...

Cost: FREE for TLC members, $15 for non-members.

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Road
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Telephone: 610-347-0347
Contact Name: Hannah
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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
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

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

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

  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 »

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

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

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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Take a leisurely 1.5-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a half-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural...

Cost: Adults: $14+; Seniors (60+): $13+; Children (2-12): $12+; Children under 2: FREE

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302 998 1930
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Families work together to solve science mysteries and engineering challenges.  Rock and roll with physics to explain how acceleration works with lots of loops.  Activities are included in...

Cost: Adults $14, Senior and students $10, Children 6-14 $5, children 5 and under and

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: vanessa spence
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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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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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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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Join the Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation and Kent County Farm Bureau on August 27, 2016 for an evening of fresh, local Kent County grown food and drink while supporting the Food Bank of Delaware....

Cost: $100

Where:
G & S Dairy
618 Prospect Church Rd
Harrington, DE  19952
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Sponsor: Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation
Telephone: 302-697-3183
Contact Name: Heather Kline
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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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You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown - the Musical Live at The Everett Theatre! Spend a couple of days in the lives of Charlie Brown and his pint-sized philosopher friends – from bright,...

Cost: $10-$18

Where:
The Everett Theatre
47 W Main
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: The Everett Theatre
Telephone: 302-540-8561
Contact Name: Chris Everett
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Come experience the magical world of Cirque Italia – a show like no other. We are proud to be the first traveling WATER circus in the US! Our extraordinary stage holds 35,000 gallons of water...

Cost: free & $20

Where:
, DE

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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:
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