`Treasures of America' at Delaware Art Museum Prepare...

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June 22, 2000|By CRYSTAL WILLIAMS

`Treasures of America' at Delaware Art Museum

Prepare for the Fourth of July with some colorful history. Fifty-four works that trace the transformation of the American Colonies into nationhood between the 1760s and the Civil War are on view starting tomorrow at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington. The exhibition, "Young America: Treasures from the Smithsonian Museum of American Art" features among others early Colonial and federal portraits by John S. Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale and Thomas Sully; landscapes by Thomas Cole, Thomas Birch and Alvan Fisher; and views of old works by Elihu Vedder, Jasper Cropsey and Sanford R. Gifford.

The museum is at 2301 Kentmere Parkway in Wilmington, Del. The show runs through Aug. 13. Admission is $7 adults, $2 students, $5 seniors; free children 6 and under. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, until 9 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call 302-571-9590.

Tour factories in York

Watch it made in York County, Pa., tomorrow when 25 factories offer free tours as part of the second annual Manufacturer's Day. The day gives visitors a chance to observe first-hand products manufactured in York County. Take a behind-the-scenes peek at production at Pfaltzgraff, one of the country's oldest pottery manufacturers. Tour the Harley-Davidson Motor Co. where the Hog has been rolling off the assembly line since 1972. Or witness the baking of cake products at Dawn Food Products. You can also sample Martin's Potato Chips, sweet treats at the Wolfgang Candy Co. and crunchy pretzels at Snyder's of Hanover. In addition to the 25 factories, the Cross Mill, a water-powered grain mill dating back to 1826, is also open to visitors.

York County is in south central Pennsylvania at the junction of Route 30 and Interstate 83. Visit as many sites as you like, in any order. Hours vary - most are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., some 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Brochures and maps are available at any participating site or the York County Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Admission is free. For complete schedule, check the Web site at www.watchitmadeinyorkpa.org or call 1-888-858-YORK.

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