Independence Day at Hagley, Pickett’s Charge and more to do in Delaware this week

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

063017hagleyIndependence Day at Hagley, July 4th

Free admission for military veterans. Cannon firings in the Hagley Powder Yards demonstrate how black powder was made and used. Demonstrations take place next to the Millwright Shop. Included with admission, free for members. Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington.

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063017winterthurLunchtime Lecture: “‘America’s Sensational Sports Car’: The Corvette in American Culture, 1953–1969 and Beyond”, July 6th

From the street to the track, on the silver screen and the television set, the Chevrolet Corvette was driven by astronauts, movie stars, rock n’ rollers, and veterans. Thomas A. Guiler, Ph.D., manager and instruction, academic programs, Winterthur, will discuss its groundbreaking impact on automotive design and its symbol of American culture in the 1950s and ’60s. Members free. Included with admission. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.


Kent County

063017delpubarchivesDelaware Public Archives presents: Pickett’s Charge, July 1st

Presented by Terry Wright, this program will explore Pickett’s Charge, the climax of the Battle of Gettysburg. After two years of war, and two days of hard fighting on the Union flanks, Confederate General Robert E. Lee believed that a concerted attack upon the troops at the center of George Meade’s Army of the Potomac along Cemetery Ridge could break the Union line, forcing a retreat towards Washington and, perhaps, encouraging the Federal government to sue for peace. Delaware Public Archives, Dover.


063017libraryWorld Map Heroes, July 6th

Take an imaginary trip to the Amazonian rainforests of Brazil and learn about the animals and customs of this far-off country thorugh the use of puppets, props, songs, and imagination. Pre-registration is required. Kent County Public Library, Dover.


Sussex County

063017movieRehoboth Beach Film Society presents: True Conviction, July 3rd

There’s a new detective agency in Dallas, Texas, started by three exonerated men with decades in prison served between them who look to free innocent people behind bars.True Conviction follows these change-makers as they not only try to rebuild their lives and families, but also attempt to fix the criminal justice system. Cinema Art Theater, Lewes.


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