August museums and history events calendar for Delaware

Short Story Reading
Aug. 8 Mahasveta Barua, Ph.D., an English professor at UD, reads from “Whistle Stop,” a murder mystery based on an actual incident from her childhood, with imagined results. Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St., Dover, 674-2111,

Plants that Like “Wet Feet”
Aug. 8 If you have garden areas that puddle after a hard rain, this lecture and walk-through are for you. Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin,

editor’s pick Uncorked! Wine Tasting at Winterthur 
Aug. 10 View the “Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition” exhibit while enjoying some of the good stuff along with complimentary cuisine. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Del. 52, Winterthur, 888-4600,

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Art of Andrew Wyeth Tours
Aug. 14, 28 See the newly opened studio, take a docent-led tour featuring “Three Generations of Wyeth Art,” and enjoy lunch in the museum restaurant. Brandywine River Museum, U.S. 1, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-2700,

Fort Miles and Its Role in World War II
Aug. 16 Gary Wray of the Fort Miles Historical Association discusses what happened at Fort Miles during the second World War and its impact on the local community. Rehoboth Beach Museum, 511 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7310,

SmART Nights
Aug. 16, Sept. 20 In conjunction with the “Light” exhibit, Longwood Gardens offers a unique pairing of lecture and audience-participation story slam. U.S. 1, Kennett Square, Pa.,
(610) 388-1000,

editor’s pick Clay Date
Aug. 31 A grown-up event for friends and dates to mix, mingle and get a little messy in the museum’s ceramics studio. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, 571-9590,

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