Arts and Entertainment in Delaware: The Arts Season Preview
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Hagley Museum and Library
As “An Oath of Allegiance to the Republic: the du Ponts and the Civil War” continues through July 22. Hagley has several ancillary events. On Sept. 29 see the Libby Prison Minstrels, a five-piece band modeled after a real group of Union prisoners, perform period music. On Oct. 20, historian Justin Carisio lectures on “Quaker Soldier: The Civil War Experience of Henry Gawthrop of the 4th Delaware.” Wilmington, 658-2400, hagley.org
In a season of terrific shows, the beautiful Soweto Gospel Choir from Johannesburg, South Africa, will perform Feb. 29. The Irish group Lunasa appears March 14. Kennett Square, Pa., (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org
The Music School of Delaware
The school offers its second annual Race to the Music run-walk on Sept. 25. Musicians posted along Matson Run serenade as you complete the route. Milford, 422-2043; Wilmington, 762-1132, wilmingtonmusic.org
Nemours Mansion & Gardens
Few things are as spectacular as the holiday tour of Alfred I. duPont’s former home and gardens. See it dressed to the nines Nov. 12-Dec. 3. Wilmington, 651-6912, nemoursmansion.org
Mispillion Art League
The league hosts exhibitions of member work throughout the year. Check out some great artists. 430-7646, mispillionarts.org
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