August 25 - September 1, 2019 Events
The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom he infamously dueled with on July 11, 1804. Opening on the 215th anniversary of the duel, our exhibit picks up where Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical left off and examines how Alexander Hamilton’s and Burr’s legacies were shaped by other Founding Fathers, a wife, a daughter, historical documents, and yes, even an enormously successful, modern-day musical.
The continuously interwoven fates and legacies of these two seemingly divisive figures, provides an exciting opportunity to explore what stories get written, which get remembered, and why.
Our story begins in the immediate aftermath of the shots in Weehawken, New Jersey, with original correspondence between Burr and Dr. David Hosack regarding Hamilton’s condition. An up-close look at Dr. Hosack, Rev. Benjamin Moore, and the events following the duel will begin to complicate our perceptions of Burr.
The exhibit then dives into the printed material and imagery surrounding these two figures to consider the ways in which Burr’s daughter, Theodosia Burr Alston, and Hamilton’s widow, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, helped shape the print culture to craft legacies of both men.
Setting the scene is an 18th-century velvet coat, similar to the one that inspired Miranda’s vision for the musical—which serves as a reminder that historical narratives can always be re-explored, reconsidered, and rewritten.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Winterthur
A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden! The exhibition showcases whimsical and classic garden structures located throughout the Winterthur estate...Read more »
Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to the Museum through a story, interactive tour, and art making. Ages 2+. Free to Members; $5 per child and one adult free for Non-Members. Family Friendly.
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Get fresh, local food at the Bellevue Community Center Farm Stand Fridays 5-8PM June-September.Read more »
We've got Keli Vale for Happy Hour at Harry's Savoy GrillRead more »
All aboard! Local craft brews are on board for your tasting pleasure...Read more »
Experience the city like never before on this special evening version of our tour! The city's lights make this a romantic evening along the water. Enjoy a full-bar and delicious snacks while you take in the breathtaking views...Read more »
This is an 18+ event. Doors open at 8:00pm.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 »
Out from the cloak of darkness emerges a fantastical universe of images that seem to exist in both the past and the present simultaneously. Drawing from an ancient visual language, Singletary seamlessly bridges history with the contemporary by capturing his meticulous and intimate choreography with an open-spectrum camera in his one-of-a-kind UV light studio using sophisticated OLED monitors...Read more »
Inspired by author Amy Stewart’s best-selling book Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities, this fun-filled, family-friendly traveling exhibit gives visitors a safe, hands-on experience with some of the world’s most diabolical botanicals. Thought-provoking and educational, Wicked Plants showcases plants associated with a myriad of health effects, including pain, addiction, obesity, allergies, cognitive impairment and even death!
Two- and three-dimensional interactives fill a Victorian-era ramshackle home, where visitors travel from room to room and learn about various poisonous plants that may be lurking in their homes and backyards. History, medicine, science, legend and lore are brought together to present a treasure trove of bloodcurdling botany that will entertain, alarm and enlighten.Read more »
Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war
era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups.
Come on out to Frawley Stadium and root, root, root for the boys IN blue. The Wilmington Blue Rocks 2019 Season is full of fun nights out with the fam, friends... whomever!Read more »
When Winterthur opened to the public in 1951, visitors toured a private collection assembled over several decades by Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969). He dreamed that his collection and 175-room home would “afford all those interested an opportunity to view and to study the conditions surrounding the early American home life.”...Read more »
We will be roasting and sampling the uniquely flavorful Hatch Chiles, both straight off the grill, and in some fun recipes! And we'll have free food, live music, t-shirt giveaways and more to boot!