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June 10 - October 21
The Delaware Contemporary, 200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
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What activities engage the human mind? What is the role of curiosity? What socioeconomic factors prohibit us from growing? Play is essential to cognitive growth and development in children; a critical piece to advancing problem solving processes. Although play evolves as we grow older, elements of curiosity and wonder nurture the fundamentals of play, of […]

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e. jean lanyon: The Magic Language

April 9 @ 10:00 am - August 7 @ 4:00 pm
Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkwat
Wilmington, DE
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Free with Museum Admission

The Delaware Art Museum celebrates the career of e. jean lanyon with this Distinguished Artist exhibition. Educated at Goddard College and Chouinard Art Institute, lanyon is well known for her work as a visual artist and poet. She has woven these two creative impulses together throughout her life. In 1979, lanyon was appointed Poet Laureate […]

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Jacqueline Kennedy and H. F. du Pont: From Winterthur to the White House

May 7, 2022 @ 10:00 am - January 8, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, 5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE
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In 1961, an unusual partnership was formed when the youngest First Lady in American history, Jacqueline Kennedy, appointed a reserved octogenarian collector from Delaware, Henry Francis du Pont, to lead her project to restore the White House interiors. Du Pont brought credibility to Kennedy’s efforts and vision, and her enormous popularity lifted him onto the […]

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Terrific Tuesdays

July 5 @ 10:00 am - August 30 @ 3:00 pm
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, 5105 Kennett Pike
Wimington, DE
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Drop in for crafts, games, and demonstrations inspired by Jacqueline Kennedy’s White House restoration in the 1960s. Activities will introduce design, history, art, cultural conservation, and architectural preservation to kids ages 3–10 and the adults they bring with them. Special guests will highlight extraordinary skills and behind-the-scenes work at Winterthur. Terrific Tuesdays takes place every […]

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Celebrating National Watermelon Day and National Mead Day at LIQUID ALCHEMY!!!

August 3 @ 4:00 pm - August 7 @ 5:00 pm
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free

Wilmington has a special week ahead!!! Liquid Alchemy Beverages ---- one of the most award winning craft mead and hard cider producers in America, will be celebrating TWO special days this week and want to share it with our local community. Wednesday is National Watermelon Day and we've cored almost 75 pounds of fresh local […]

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12:30 pm

Steamin’ Day at Auburn Heights

August 7 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights, 3000 Creek Road
Yorklyn, DE
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$8 – $13

The best way to experience Auburn Heights and the Marshall Steam Museum is to attend a monthly Steamin’ Day! Climb into an antique automobile, board one of our trains, and experience what it was like to travel at the turn of the 20th century. Tour the magnificent 1897 mansion that was home to three generations […]

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1:00 pm

National Book Foundation Presents: Rewriting American Memory

August 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkwat
Wilmington, DE
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Free

Through short stories, novels, nonfiction, and poetry, National Book Award–honored authors Kali Fajardo-Anstine (Sabrina & Corina, 2019 Fiction Finalist) and Clint Smith (How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, 2021 Nonfiction Longlist) depict intergenerational stories of Indigenous, Latinx, and Black Americans. Join the authors for a conversation on […]

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