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July 3, 1994
Activities for children will be offered every Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in July and August at Winterthur Museum in Winterthur, Del. Activities are geared to children ages 4 to 8 and include a Touch-It Room where they can play with 18th- and 19th-century toys and utensils; story time; a craft project; gallery hunts, in which children will search for objects pictured on a flyer; and outdoor 18th- and 19th-century games. Activities are free with the purchase of a general admission ticket, which costs $7 for adults (free admission to one adult when accompanied by a child under 12)
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April 25, 2014
Shredding event The Anne Arundel County Police-Community Relations Council will host Shred-A-Rama VIII from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3. Residents may bring up to four boxes or bags of personal documents to any one of four locations and have them shredded in a commercial shredding truck to protect against identity theft. There is no cost, but donations will be accepted. The intent of the event is to protect residents from having information in personal records used by criminals to steal their identity.
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May 22, 2007
JOHN A.H. SWEENEY, 77 Winterthur Museum curator Mr. Sweeney, curator emeritus and former assistant to the director of Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, died Thursday in Wilmington, Del., according to his sister-in-law. Mr. Sweeney helped turn Henry Francis du Pont's collection of American decorative arts into a world-class museum exhibit, said Leslie Greene Bowman, museum director and chief executive officer. Mr. Sweeney attended Yale University, continued his education in the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture and joined the museum staff as assistant curator after graduation in 1954.
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February 1, 2009
Paintings from the Reign of Victoria Where:: Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington. When:: On view today through April 12. What:: Exhibit consists of 60 paintings from the Victorian period acquired by Thomas Holloway and installed in the women's college he founded in 1879, which today is known as Royal Holloway, University of London. Exhibit highlights scenes of historical events, landscapes, and animal and marine life by artists including Sir Edwin Landseer and William Powell Frith.
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November 24, 1991
Odessa, Del. has charm in any season, but next weekend's "Christmas in Odessa" offers something special -- 18th century house tours (properties of the Winterthur Museum as well as restored private homes), exhibits, concerts, carriage rides, demonstrations and a Christmas craft shop. The event, sponsored by the Women's Club of Odessa, is in its 27th year.Country house tours are scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, with a larger one from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Especially popular is the candlelight minitour from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
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February 1, 2009
Paintings from the Reign of Victoria Where:: Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington. When:: On view today through April 12. What:: Exhibit consists of 60 paintings from the Victorian period acquired by Thomas Holloway and installed in the women's college he founded in 1879, which today is known as Royal Holloway, University of London. Exhibit highlights scenes of historical events, landscapes, and animal and marine life by artists including Sir Edwin Landseer and William Powell Frith.
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April 9, 1995
Winterthur Museum and Garden in Winterthur, Del., will hold its annual candy-egg hunt from noon to 3 p.m. Easter Sunday. The hunt, scheduled at 2:30 p.m., will be divided into three different age groups and joined by the Easter bunny, Mother Goose and Mother Nature. In keeping with the "fun of flowers" theme, children can have a flower painted on their face and plant a flower seed to take home.All activities are free with general museum admission of $8 for adults; $6 for students and seniors; $4 for ages 5 to 11; free for age 4 and under.
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By Sagar Chowdhury | August 28, 1997
Romping by the riverWith summer nearly behind and autumn on the way, it's time for the Bayside Toyota Waterside River Romp.Sunday, on the Calvert Marine Museum grounds in Solomons, visitors can participate in the carnival atmosphere while singers, dancers, jugglers and musicians parade through the grounds. Food and beverages will be available.In the evening, River Romp will feature Irish folk artists Celtic Thunder, traditional contemporary vocalist Maura O'Connell and Cajun specialist Rosie Ledet, "The Zydeco Sweetheart."
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By Jarrett Graver | January 29, 1998
Best of WinterthurEnjoy a slice of Americana, as thick and pungent as mom's apple pie, starting this Saturday at the Winterthur Museum's new "Highlights of Winterthur" tour. This one-hour guided tour presents a greatest-hits version of the Winterthur collection through a chronological sequence of rooms showcasing the progression of decorative arts in America from 1640 to 1860. Visitors will be treated to the only set of six silver tankards by Paul Revere known to exist, Chinese porcelain owned by Benjamin Franklin and elaborate bedroom furnishings of the 18th and 19th centuries.
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By Jarrett Graver | September 25, 1997
Wine at the beachWaves of fine spirits will gently lap the shores of Inlet Park in Ocean City during the Second Annual Winefest on the Beach tomorrow through Sunday.This year's festival will draw on 25 wineries from across the United States. The Delmarva Chef's & Cook's Association sponsors a Winefest Cook-off Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon, and spectators can sample each dish for a $5 donation.The festival will also offer live entertainment, arts and crafts and micro-brewed beers. Live performances start tomorrow with Kevin Poole and the group Teenage Rust and the Rustettes.
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May 22, 2007
JOHN A.H. SWEENEY, 77 Winterthur Museum curator Mr. Sweeney, curator emeritus and former assistant to the director of Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, died Thursday in Wilmington, Del., according to his sister-in-law. Mr. Sweeney helped turn Henry Francis du Pont's collection of American decorative arts into a world-class museum exhibit, said Leslie Greene Bowman, museum director and chief executive officer. Mr. Sweeney attended Yale University, continued his education in the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture and joined the museum staff as assistant curator after graduation in 1954.
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By LORI SEARS | March 5, 2006
`Touched by Katrina' Get a child's-eye view of the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city and community of New Orleans at the exhibit Reflections on the Storm, through March 12 at Winterthur Museum and Country Estate in Winterthur, Del. The exhibit includes 22 works of art by second- through fifth-grade art pupils in the Talent Education Program at Jefferson Parish public schools in Louisiana. The exhibit is part of the larger exhibit Touched by Katrina: Healing Art in the Aftermath of the Storm, on display at Winterthur.
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By STEPHANIE SHAPIRO and STEPHANIE SHAPIRO,SUN REPORTER | November 27, 2005
It was a golden, early November day, all the more beautiful for the lingering foliage season. My husband, Tom, and I slipped off I-95 north of the Susquehanna River and into the countryside where Maryland fades into Pennsylvania. As we drove toward Chadds Ford, the community immortalized by painter N.C. Wyeth and his descendants, their artistic inspiration was made plain by a landscape of silos, stubbled fields, stone walls and ridges of brilliant fall colors, animated by confetti flutters of leaves.
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By Karin Remesch | June 14, 2001
Motocross championships Motocross' top national stars will be whipping around the turns at Budds Creek Motorpark in Budds Creek Sunday during the Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship. One of the hottest young riders on the circuit, 17-year-old Travis Pastrana of Annapolis, who has won races in St. Louis and Las Vegas, will be one of the featured riders. Other notables competing on the fast track include Kevin Windham, Ricky Carmichael and Mike LaRocco. Practice begins at 10 a.m., qualifiers at 10:30 a.m. and racing at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $25, under 5 free.
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May 7, 2000
Postal workers group sponsors food drive The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold a food drive throughout the country Saturday. Residents are encouraged to donate nonperishable food to the needy through their postal carrier. Items may be left by mailboxes. Postal workers will give the food to local food banks. Information: 410-525-2444. Historical Society plans trip to Winterthur Museum The Historical Society of Carroll County will take a bus trip to Winterthur Museum and Gardens in Wilmington, Del., on June 8. The du Pont home in the Brandywine Valley features a premier collection of decorative arts from 1640 to 1860.
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December 19, 1999
* Christmas in 18th- and 19th-century America is the focus of an exhibit at Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, Del., through Jan. 2. Among the displays are a big family celebration in Mississippi in the 1800s and a charity dinner given for New York newsboys in the 1870s. Hours for the exhibit tour are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and noon to 3:45 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 to $13; reservations are required. For more information, call 800-448-3883.* Rocking horses, board games, dolls, dollhouses and other toys, most as popular with children 100 years ago as they are now, will be on display in their antique versions at Colonial Williamsburg's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center through Feb. 13. The museum is on South England Street and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is by Williamsburg pass ($27-$35)
NEWS
May 7, 2000
Postal workers group sponsors food drive The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold a food drive throughout the country Saturday. Residents are encouraged to donate nonperishable food to the needy through their postal carrier. Items may be left by mailboxes. Postal workers will give the food to local food banks. Information: 410-525-2444. Historical Society plans trip to Winterthur Museum The Historical Society of Carroll County will take a bus trip to Winterthur Museum and Gardens in Wilmington, Del., on June 8. The du Pont home in the Brandywine Valley features a premier collection of decorative arts from 1640 to 1860.
NEWS
December 19, 1999
* Christmas in 18th- and 19th-century America is the focus of an exhibit at Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, Del., through Jan. 2. Among the displays are a big family celebration in Mississippi in the 1800s and a charity dinner given for New York newsboys in the 1870s. Hours for the exhibit tour are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and noon to 3:45 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 to $13; reservations are required. For more information, call 800-448-3883.* Rocking horses, board games, dolls, dollhouses and other toys, most as popular with children 100 years ago as they are now, will be on display in their antique versions at Colonial Williamsburg's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center through Feb. 13. The museum is on South England Street and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is by Williamsburg pass ($27-$35)
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