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Delaware Today magazine Culture Calendar: Museums and History events like the Fall Harvest of Color Tour at Mt. Cuba


Museums & History

Fall Harvest of Color Tour Thru Nov. 6
On Thursdays through Sundays at the Mt. Cuba Center, steal one last chance to enjoy the trees and shrubs in living color before Old Man Winter arrives. Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, 239-4244, mtcubacenter.org

editor’s pick Expressions Thru Nov. 13
Elwyn Delaware promotes works by disabled artists statewide during this exhibit. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, 571-9590, delart.org, elwyn.org

editor’s pick Celebrating Four Decades of Collecting Thru Nov. 20
As part of its 40th anniversary, the galleries at the Brandywine River Museum are filled with landscapes, still lifes and illustrations, as well as many works by the prolific Wyeths. Take a tour of the collection with curator Virginia O’Hara on Nov. 2. Brandywine River Museum, U.S. 1, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-2700, www.brandywinemuseum.org

Hall of Birds Thru Nov.
This collection at the Delaware Museum of Natural History would make Alfred Hitchcock proud. It houses 118,000 bird specimens and nests, many on permanent display. Check out an extinct passenger pigeon and 3-D dioramas, and compare the large elephant bird egg to that of the tiny hummingbird. Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 658-9111, delmnh.org

Delaware By Hand: Masterworks 2011 Opening Reception and Holiday Market Nov. 4-5
Take in opening night at this biennial competition at the Biggs Museum, then browse and shop among 24 Delaware By Hand artist and artisan booths on both Friday night and Saturday. Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St., Dover, 674-2111, biggsmuseum.org

Ikebana, Bonsai and Ameriseki Exhibit Nov. 5-6
Japanese horticultural arts are highlighted during this exhibit at Longwood Gardens along with demonstrations throughout the weekend. Longwood Gardens, U.S. 1, Kennett Square, Pa., (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

Olivier Zunz Lecture Nov. 9
Olivier Zunz, Commonwealth Professor of History at the University of Virginia, speaks about his just-published book, “Philanthropy in America: A History” at Hagley Museum. He’ll focus on the du Pont family’s role in the development of modern philanthropy, especially during the Great Depression. Hagley Museum and Library, Del. 141, Wilmington, 658-2400, hagley.org

A Civil War Christmas Nov. 26-Dec. 30
Take a look at the celebration and icons of Christmas in the Victorian period during this exhibition at the Old Library Museum in New Castle. New Castle, 322-2794, newcastlehistory.org


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