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Delaware Winter Festivals and Events

Delaware’s historic towns and charming nooks come alive during the holiday season, thanks to Yuletide tours, dazzling light displays, stage classics, festive parades and other events that capture the joy and spirit celebrated each year in the First State. Winter festivals and events in Delaware take place from early November through the first week of January and include holiday-themed exhibits at museums like Hagley Museum and Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library; house tours in historic Lewes and Odessa; and parades in towns both large (Wilmington) and small (Milton). And while Delaware’s beaches are known as the capital of summer fun, the town of Rehoboth offers one of the state’s most iconic symbols of the season when it lights its 30-foot tree.

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Thursday Mar 20, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

March 20, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 35 historically accurate costumes from the television show will be displayed with photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur. Visitors will have a chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first… More

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“How to Costume the Costume Drama: Design, Adaptation, and Recycling at Downton”

March 20, 2014
Using vintage garments, reusing vintage fragments in newly made designs, designing new outfits, and reusing costumes designed for earlier productions set in Downton's era are all strategies used by Downton's costume designers over the years, to stunning effect. How all these competing considerations are juggled to create the cohesive and beautiful look of Downton Abbey will be the focus of this talk with Alden O'Brien, curator of costumes and textiles at the Daughters of the American Revolution… More

Kalmar Nyckel Lecture Series

March 20, 2014
"Voyager: Seeking Newer Worlds in the Third Great Age of Discovery" will be presented by Dr. Stephen J. Pyne who is the Regents Professor of Life Sciences at the Arizona State University. Now in its 6th year, the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation's annual lecture series brings world class scholars and speakers to the greater Delaware community as part of their mission "to preserve and promote Delaware's cultural and maritime heritage for the education and enrichment of all." This… More

See You Outside Delaware Challenge Kickoff Party

March 20, 2014
Come enjoy live music, beer, wine and food prepared by the culinary arts students of William Penn high school as we celebrate the kickoff of the 2014 See You Outside Delaware challenge! Sign up for the See You Outside Challenge, learn about Delaware's hidden outdoor gems and mingle with fellow outdoor enthusiasts! You will leave with a calendar of your own highlighting all of the wonderful outdoor events happening in Delaware over the next year. Door prizes will be given away and one lucky… More

Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon

March 20 – 31, 2014
Seventy-five years ago on October 27, 1938, a brand new material named nylon was announced to the public. Created in DuPont’s labs, nylon replaced silk in the ladies hosiery industry. Nylon was so popular that its early sales created near riots because demand was so high. Hagley’s exhibition will discuss the early development of nylon and its impact on the fashion industry. Exhibition included with admission. The exhibition will be open through March 31, 2014. More

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The Grand's School Matinee - Doktor Kaboom!

March 20, 2014
Recommended for grades 4 - 8, this is an original interactive science comedy show that blends the wonders of science with theatre arts and is designed to involve, excite, educate, and entertain. More

"Forging Faith, Building Freedom" exhibit

March 20 – August 30, 2014
  • Location: Delaware Historical Society
  • Address: 505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Delaware Historical Society
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Wednesday - Friday 11AM-4PM; Saturday 10AM-4PM
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A special new exhibition in the Delaware History Museum, "Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980," celebrating two important anniversaries. Two hundred years ago, Peter Spencer founded the African Union church, the first independent black denomination church in the US. The next year, he started the nation's oldest African American festival, the August Quarterly. The exhibition will be open to the public from September 27 through… More

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

March 20 – August 31, 2014
Planned and created by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs in partnership with the Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware, the exhibit explores the First State's role in the pre-Civil War network of secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause. Focusing on two Delawareans who played important roles in this illegal and clandestine… More



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