August 19 - 26, 2017 Events
Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year.Read more »
The years 1860–1920 witnessed sweeping changes in book design, inspired by technological developments, marketing strategies, and shifting ideas about art. This exhibition will explore examples of collaborative commercial book projects, which emulate the attractive layouts and decorative bindings of private presses, and the growth of a literate public on both sides of the Atlantic.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 »
This comprehensive and lively installation explores the work of one of America’s original “Mad Men.” McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) created advertising campaigns for a variety of products during the decade when the advertising industry was at its height and centered on Madison Avenue. His illustrations for leading women’s magazines such as Redbook and McCall’s animated a wide range of popular literature, from romantic fiction and detective stories, to topics of import such as Cold War anxiety and juvenile delinquency. His work is a “time capsule” of an era when commercial artists helped to redefine American style and culture.Read more »
Join us at the Delaware Museum of Natural History for another special exhibit from June 24th - September 4th!Read more »
Frauds. Fakes. Trickery. Deceit! Put on your CSI hat and investigate some of the most clever and costliest deceptions of our time in the captivating exhibition Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes.
Learn tricks of the trade from master forgers, what gets faked and why, how scientific methodology assists in spotting fakes, and more! Compare real and fake works, and then ask yourself, “Do you see what you think you see?”
Enjoy related programming, including fascinating lectures with experts, our documentary film series on famous forgers, and Winterthur After Hours.
Interested in reserving a group tour? Please call 800.448.3883, e-mail, or visit the webpage for tickets
Join FSBT IN their studios in Wilmington's Grand Opera House and help them kick off the 2017-2018 season. This is a great chance to learn more about their programs or reconnect with your friends from FSBT!Read more »
The Blue Ball Barn at Alapocas Run State Park hosts its fifth annual Pawpaw Folk Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 19. It is free with paid park admission.Read more »
Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with their paintings, but how much do we know of their challenges in establishing themselves as recognized artists of their times?Read more »
Spend a summer Saturday at Hagley, and power up your imagination with hovercraft, spin art, and fender blender activities. Activities are included in admission and free to members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.
Admission: Adults: $14; Students and Seniors: $10; Children 6-14: $5; Children 5 and under and Hagley Members: FREERead more »
Ages: 10 and up
Working with carnivores can be a risky business. In this program, learn how our keepers safely work with carnivores like the eagles or otters.
Fee: $10/non-member student, $8/DZS member student.Read more »
Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.Read more »
Become a National Park Service Junior Ranger at Fort Christina in Wilmington, by completing an activity and learning about the New Sweden colony. Earning the badge is easy, fun, and educational: once kids complete an acitivity, they are sworn in, and they receive a badge. This summer, Fort Christina is the only site in Delaware where kids can earn the special edition HIstoric & Preservation Junior Ranger Badge!Read more »
In celebration of the annual August Quarterly, young visitors (ages 5—12) and their families will enjoy a storytime about the life of Peter Spencer, explore some of the traditions of the independent black church, and decorate their own church fans.
Peter Spencer (1782—1843) founded the Union Church of Africans, the first independent all-black denomination, in Wilmington in 1813. Spencer also started the August Quarterly, now the oldest continuously celebrated African American festival in the United States. He became widely known and respected in Delaware as a church and community organizer, preacher, pastor, teacher, and anti-slavery activist.
Program fee is included with museum admission.
Adults $6.00; Seniors (65+)/Military/Student (with i.d.) $5.00; Children (3-18) $4.00
Grab your friends and come see THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW with a LIVE SHADOW CAST presented by Frankie's Midnight Runners!Read more »