October museums and history exhibits for Delaware: arts and entertainment

editor’s pick The Way We Worked
Thru Nov. 24 Delaware State Parks and the Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve host an interactive exhibit from the Smithsonian that explores how work has become a part of the American culture over the last 150 years. 3000 Creek Road, Yorklyn, 239-5687, auburnheights.org

A Conversation with Peter J. Hatch
Oct. 1 Take in a lecture and book signing by the director of gardens and grounds at Monticello and author of “A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello.” Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Del. 52, Winterthur, 888-4600, winterthur.org

Senior Days
Oct. 1-2 Fall activities at Longwood Gardens just for seniors include demonstrations, walking tours, and bluegrass by Marc Silver & The Stonethrowers. U.S. 1, Kennett Square, Pa., (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

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First Friday: Delaware By Hand Trunk Show
Oct. 5 Browse through works by the Biggs Museum’s artist members including hand- blown glass, woodwork, textiles, jewelry, pottery and sculpture. 406 Federal St., Dover, 674-2111, biggsmuseum.org

Hardy Native Orchids Field Trip
Oct. 6 Here’s a chance to discover native orchids across the seasons online and off-site with Mt. Cuba’s greenhouse manager. Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, 239-4244, mtcubacenter.org

editor’s pick So Beautifully Illustrated: Katharine Richardson Wireman and the Art of Illustration
Oct. 6-Jan. 6 Known for more than 60 covers of several popular magazines, this Howard Pyle student illustrated articles and stories for adults and children, advertisements and fashion features. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, 571-9590, delart.org

editor’s pick Pop-ups: Books that Spring to Life Lecture
Oct. 14 Pop-up book collector, researcher and author Ann Montanaro Staples pops in for a chat at the Brandywine River Museum. U.S. 1, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-2700, www.brandywinemuseum.org

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