Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Plus, don't forget to focus your lens on the First State and submit your images for the Delaware Tourism Office Seasonal Photo Contest. For more information, please visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/photocontest/.
Air Mobility Command Museum - VC-9C Air Force Two Exhibit
Explore the only museum dedicated to airlift and air refueling history! Discover the newest addition to the museum, formerly known as Air Force Two, this aircraft transported America's top leadership from 1975 until 2011. For more information, please visit http://amcmuseum.org/exhibits_and_planes/vc-9.php or call (302) 677-5938.
Zwaanendael Museum in historic Lewes
Wednesdays - Saturdays
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Experience the rich history of Sussex County at the Zwaanendael Museum. Their exhibits showcase over 11,000 years of Lewes culture including maritime history and the traditions of Delaware's early European settlers. For more information, visit http://history.delaware.gov/museums/zm/zm_main.shtml or call (302) 645-1148. Group tours and student travel opportunities are available.
1st Annual National Arts Program - State of Delaware Employee Exhibition
January 06 - 27, 2012
Don't miss this chance to view the creativity of the State of Delaware employees and their family members by viewing their artwork in Delaware's National Arts Program exhibition. On view in the Mezzanine Gallery in the Carvel State Office Building. For more information, visit http://www.artsdel.org/.
Tours of the Old State House
Mondays - Saturdays (9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.); Sundays (1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)
Learn about the Old State House and its significance to the State of Delaware's history and heritage. For more information, visit http://history.delaware.gov/museums/sh/sh_main.shtml or call (302) 744-5055. Group tours and student travel opportunities are available.
"I Hate Hamlet" performed by Possum Point Players
Friday, January 20 - Sunday, January 29, 2012
This hilarious comedy, I Hate Hamlet is a dramatic comedy written in 1991 by Paul Rudnick. Set in John Barrymore's old apartment in New York City - follows successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, dealing with a girlfriend who is keeping a firm grip on her chastity, and playing host to the ghost of John Barrymore, who, clothed as Hamlet, has come back to earth for the sole purpose of convincing Rally to play the part. For show times and ticket information, visit http://www.possumpointplayers.org/ or call 302-856-3460.
Beachcombing at Delaware Seashore State Park
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Begins at 11:00 a.m.
Stroll along Delaware Seashore State Park's famous undeveloped beach looking for seashells, egg cases and other signs of marine and beach life. Winter storms wash up a treasure trove of objects not typically seen during the mild summer months. For more information, visit http://www.destateparks.com/programs/programresult.asp?ID=19607 or call (302) 227-2800.
The Papillons Woodwind Quintet at the Smyrna Opera House
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Begins at 7:30 p.m.
Please join The Papillons Woodwind Quintet on a musical history tour. Start your journey by listening to compositions from the 15th century, and end your trip enjoying tunes from the modern era. A mixture of light classical works will be presented - there will be something for everyone! For more information, visit http://www.smyrnaoperahouse.org/ or call (302) 653-4236.
Demetri Martin at the DuPont Theatre
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Demetri Martin worked as a writer on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," and was a contributor on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." He also had his own TV show, "Important Things with Demetri Martin." Now, see him perform live at the DuPont Theatre. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.duponttheatre.com or call 800-338-0881.
Kalmar Nyckel Monumental Maritime Anniversaries: Kalmar Nyckel at 375
Sunday, January 22, 2012
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
'The Things They Carried' Aboard Kalmar Nyckel, in 1637-38," features KNF's very own Senior Historian and Director of Education, Samuel W. Heed. Heed will give a special presentation about the original Kalmar Nyckel to honor its first transatlantic voyage in 1637-38, the one which brought the first permanent European settlers to Delaware and the Delaware Valley.The presentation will include a special performance by the Kalmar Nyckel's chantey band, led by local musician and crewmember Fred Litcofsky. Located at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. For more information, visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=69qebecab&oeidk=a07e5eme5xi965a6879 or call 302-429-7447.
Bonus trip ideas:
Delaware History Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/history/
Delaware Wine & Ale Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/wineandale/
Delaware Geocaching Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/geo/
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Categories: Things to Do
posted on: Friday, Jan 20, 2012 11:25 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office
Good times in Delaware! I love weekends here!
posted on: Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 2:18 PM
posted by: Christina Day
Delaware sounds like a great place to visit. My family is from Maine so it is very cold this time of year. What is the weather like there right now?
I think the art showing of staff and their family members sounds like a lot of fun. It must be nice for them to be recognized for their work outside of the workplace. Many people are talented but never have a chance to show it off. Great idea. Wish I could come visit and try some fresh peaches as well!
posted on: Friday, Jan 20, 2012 10:44 AM
posted by: rachel clark