July 17 - 24, 2019 Events
This is an All Ages event. Doors open at 7:00pm.Read more »
Enjoy FREE live music at The Nomad on the 3rd Friday of every month with trumpeter Tony Smith (and friends)...Read more »
Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war
era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups.
When Winterthur opened to the public in 1951, visitors toured a private collection assembled over several decades by Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969). He dreamed that his collection and 175-room home would “afford all those interested an opportunity to view and to study the conditions surrounding the early American home life.”...Read more »
Out from the cloak of darkness emerges a fantastical universe of images that seem to exist in both the past and the present simultaneously. Drawing from an ancient visual language, Singletary seamlessly bridges history with the contemporary by capturing his meticulous and intimate choreography with an open-spectrum camera in his one-of-a-kind UV light studio using sophisticated OLED monitors...Read more »
Riverwalk Mini Golf is an 18-hole miniature golf course located right along the Wilmington Riverwalk! This beautifully lanscaped mini golf course was designed by Harris Miniature Golf of Wildwood, New Jersey and features many of the colors and plant life found along the Riverfront, including the iconic Tom Burke birdhouses...Read more »
I will find you twenty lascivious turtles ere one chaste man” On our Summer Festival stage, Delaware Shakespeare presents The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare’s ridiculously bold comedy of wooing and trickery...Read more »
Join us as we hold our 1st annual sous vide summit at the Hilton in Wilmington, DE on July 19-21 2019. Meet some of the top names in sous vide cooking, eat delicious food, and be educated on different cooking techniques. Visit www.theisva.org for more information. Space will be limited, so please join our mailing list to be notified as soon as tickets are on sale!Read more »
Check out what's playing this weekend at Theatre N #inWilm...Read more »
This classic Rogers and Hammerstein musical,nset on an island during the 2nd World War, combines multiple story lines with one of the most beloved scores in Broadway history. This enduring tale of an American nurse forced to choose between her own prejudice and her love of a French plantation owner is balanced by the antics of a group of seabees who will stop at nothing to make a buck. A perfect blend of romance and humor with such classic songs as “Some Enchanted Evening,” Younger Than Springtime,” and “There Is Nothing Like a Dame.” South Pacific was the recipient of 10 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama.Read more »
Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week allows you to experience a week of upscale dining with prix-fixe menus at 17 premier restaurants in Northern Delaware and Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania.Read more »
No matter who you are, at one point in your life we all have been asked this question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” If you ever dreamed of being an astronaut, then this event is just for you! Join us on Saturday, July 20 as we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and we see what it takes to be an astronaut. Take part in hands-on space activities and astronaut training agility challenges. Plus, learn from local businesses how we use NASA-inspired materials in our everyday lives. Special activities include a story time read by an astronaut, archival footage from the Apollo 11 expedition, an up-close look at our meteorite collection, and more.Read more »
The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom he infamously dueled with on July 11, 1804. Opening on the 215th anniversary of the duel, our exhibit picks up where Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical left off and examines how Alexander Hamilton’s and Burr’s legacies were shaped by other Founding Fathers, a wife, a daughter, historical documents, and yes, even an enormously successful, modern-day musical.
The continuously interwoven fates and legacies of these two seemingly divisive figures, provides an exciting opportunity to explore what stories get written, which get remembered, and why.
Our story begins in the immediate aftermath of the shots in Weehawken, New Jersey, with original correspondence between Burr and Dr. David Hosack regarding Hamilton’s condition. An up-close look at Dr. Hosack, Rev. Benjamin Moore, and the events following the duel will begin to complicate our perceptions of Burr.
The exhibit then dives into the printed material and imagery surrounding these two figures to consider the ways in which Burr’s daughter, Theodosia Burr Alston, and Hamilton’s widow, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, helped shape the print culture to craft legacies of both men.
Setting the scene is an 18th-century velvet coat, similar to the one that inspired Miranda’s vision for the musical—which serves as a reminder that historical narratives can always be re-explored, reconsidered, and rewritten.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Winterthur
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Now through July 28, 2019
Winterthur has a secret. Scattered throughout the various offices, storage rooms, and libraries of our extensive campus is a midcentury modern furniture collection. Represented in this group of furnishings is an incredible spectrum of Knoll and Herman Miller objects purchased as early as 1957. Unity by Design explores the perceived juxtaposition of midcentury modernism at an institution rooted in traditional Americana. This lived collection of approximately 150 objects provides an exciting opportunity to both evaluate how American design operates in a cross-generational context and explore how midcentury modernism was and is experienced.
Visitors will be wrapped up in a midcentury modern interior as they explore the evolution of this distinctly American design movement. They will have the opportunity to take an in-depth look at the construction of midcentury modern furniture to better understand how industrialization and technical innovation influenced the design of these objects. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Winterthur’s first gallery exhibit on midcentury modern furniture! Exhibit is in the Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery. Included with admission. Members free.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Winterthur
A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden! The exhibition showcases whimsical and classic garden structures located throughout the Winterthur estate...Read more »