September 4th – 11th: Rent, Tiffany Glass Lecture Series and Mini Masters

From concerts and movies to special events for the whole family, there is always something to see and do in Delaware.  Here are some of our picks.   

New Castle County

080315tiffanyTiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light Lecture Series, September 8th

Celebrated for his art nouveau stained-glass interpretations of birds, insects, fruits, and flowers, Louis Comfort Tiffany was the foremost American designer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The lecture will be fully illustrated by the wide range of jewelry, enamels, blown glass, ceramics, desk accessories, and other objets d’art created by LCT during his 16-year tenure as the company’s design director as well as luxury goods produced in his own studios but financed and retailed by the family company. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur.

  

080315mtcubaGarden Crafts Uncorked! Nature’s Keepsake, September 11th

Create a keepsake box with the charming geometric patterns of ferns. Apply the lacey foliage of dried ferns to transform an ordinary box into a unique memento of your garden. Create a special container for yourself or a loved one. We provide the crafts – you bring the wine and company. Mt. Cuba Center Inc., Hockessin.

 

 

Kent County

080315archivesJohn Dickinson, James Madison and the United States Constitution, September 5th

This program will explore how both James Madison and John Dickinson, in their own way, helped shape the Constitution and our early republic. Many forget the contribution of John Dickinson, who after Madison, may have been the most learned scholar of government and politics from antiquity to the age of the American Revolution. It was Dickinson who was the strongest proponent of the notion of an upper chamber based not on population, but equality for all the states regardless of their size. Delaware Public Archives, Dover.

 

080315biggsMini Masters: Native American Encounter, September 9th

The history of the Native Americans tells a remarkable story of resilience and survival. While exploring a painting by Christopher Pearce Cranch, we will learn about Native Americans. Participants will create their own painting inspired by what they learn. Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover.

 

 

    

Sussex County

080315rentRent, September 4th & 5th

This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians in New York’s East Village. The group struggles to maintain their friendships and non-conformist ways as they deal with love, loss and contemporary life in one of the most powerful scores in recent Broadway history. Clear Space Theatre, Rehoboth Beach.

 

080315fireworksSeason Fireworks Finale with Mid Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, September 5th

Come celebrate Labor Day and America with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, in an evening of the great American Classics of Jazz, Swing and Orchestral Favorites, with some very special guests. Afterwards, celebrate our annual Labor Day weekend tradition with post-concert fireworks display! The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Selbyville.

 

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