August 23 - 30, 2019 Events
Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week allows you to experience a week of upscale dining with prix-fixe menus at 17 premier restaurants in Northern Delaware and Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania.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 »
Group Show with a variety of styles & media featuring paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and jewelry. Summer Hours: Monday – Friday 9 – 5 (No Opening Reception in August) Celebrating 40 Years in Business 1979 – 2019Read more »
Enjoy the freshest oysters around for half-price every Thursday!Read more »
Every Thursday in August, the Delaware Museum of Natural History is lowering admission prices to just $3 per person for the entire day! Explore our newest special exhibit, Wicked Plants, frolic in the Nature Nook, explore hands-on science activities and live animal presentations, enjoy face painting, hike our nature trails, and more.
And, we’re open extended hours on Thursday evenings in August until 7:30 p.m.Read more »
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 »
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
Storytime at the Zoo just for you!Read more »
Enjoy a delicious 3 Course Meal at Domaine Hudson every Thursday. 3 Courses, 2 People, 1 bottle of wine for $95...Read more »
Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.
Come spend an adult only evening with your favorite Aunt as we test our music trivia knowledge!Read more »
Kick off the NFL season with Kid Shelleen's!Read more »
Tired of staring into the mirror, holding a comb like a pretend microphone while doing Seinfeld routines? ME EITHER! Come to the Jackson Inn for some cheap beer and even cheaper laughs.Read more »
Come out for a night of music among friends with Wilmington's favorite Rockabilly band, The Bullets every Thursday night at Oddity Bar! Dance to swingIN' Americana, folk, bluegrass, rockabilly and straight up rockIN' favorites all night long...Read more »
Asylum 13 is your cure for the mundane!Read more »