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Nov 14

A Visit From St. Nicholas in Historic Odessa

Historic Houses of Odessa

To commemorate three decades of recreating scenes from classic literature through interpretive vignettes and displays, the Historic Houses of Odessa will recreate its very first 1987 exhibit "A Visit From St. Nicholas," also known as, "Twas The Night Before Christmas," beginning Tuesday, Nov. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017! All of the Historic Odessa Foundation’s museum properties will be open and on full festive display for the 2017 Holiday Season, including special school and family tours celebrating "A Visit from Saint…

Nov 18

Yuletide at Winterthur

Winterthur Museum

During Yuletide at Winterthur, tour Henry Francis du Pont’s former home decorated with sparkling holiday displays, including the famous majestic dried-flower tree and a royally inspired tree display! Revel in the beauty and warmth of the holidays as we explore treasures of Christmases past with displays of holiday traditions from the 1800s to the early 20th century, including displays of the earliest types of colorful lights decorating house exteriors; a full-room scene of Clement Moore’s Christmas classic "A Visit from…

Nov 24

“Holidays at Hagley” Exhibit

10:00 am, Hagley Museum and Library

The 1803 du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, will feature holiday decorations and interpretation on the French traditions of exchanging gifts on New Year’s Day and the celebration of Twelfth Night. This display features toys, games and dolls. Exhibit included in admission. Free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. The museum will be closing at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve (December 24) and will be closed all day Christmas (December 25). Admission: Adults…

Nov 25

Brookside Lions Club Annual Christmas Tree Sale!

Brookside Lions Club

Come pick out the perfect Christmas tree while supporting your local community! The Brookside Lions Club offers a wide variety of shapes and sizes of Douglas Fir and Fraser Fir trees! All proceeds benefit the local community. Cash only, please! Hours: Mon - Fri: 4pm-9pm; Sat and Sun: 9am-9pm  

Nov 25

Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club's Model Railroad Display

1:00 pm, Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club

Open 5 weekends November - January -- See listing: See and hear freight & passenger trains pulled by steam or diesel engines over 700’ of track! 4 different railroads depicted on the 1,000+ square foot HO scale (1/87) model. Hundreds of buildings, vehicles, people and trees create realistic scenes. Numerous buttons allow ‘kids of all ages’ to bring scenes to life! See Thomas the Tank Engine & try your observation skills with our Scavenger Hunt. Trains are running: 1 pm…

Nov 30

Dylan Gauthier: highwatermarks

9:30 am, Brandywine River Museum of Art

Dylan Gauthier: highwatermarks, the first US solo museum project by the Brooklyn-based artist Dylan Gauthier, centers on an immersive video and audio installation that was planned, filmed, and edited during the artist’s year-long residency at the Brandywine River Museum of Art which focused on key aspects of the Brandywine Conservancy’s activities. With highwatermarks (2017), the artist transforms the Museum’s third floor gallery into a video installation that narrates the path of a single drop of water down the course of…

Nov 30

Wilmington Community Orchestra Auditions

12:00 pm, Music School of Delaware - Wilmington Branch

The WCO is looking for string players! A placement audition is required. At least one solo work and all scales should be prepared. This accomplished amateur ensemble, led by Music Director Tiffany Lu, performs music from the standard symphonic and concerto repertoire. Featured soloists include Music School faculty members, acclaimed guest artists and winners of the Music School's annual Delaware Concerto Competition for Young Musicians. Please call the Wilmington Branch at 302.762.1132 for more information.

Nov 30

Delaware Women’s Chorus Auditions

12:00 pm, Music School of Delaware - Wilmington Branch

Explore and perform a rich choral repertoire with a focus on choral and vocal technique, and develop your music literacy! Led by Music Director Joanne Ward, this ensemble is an artistic and nurturing experience for women who love to sing and have some choral background. A voice assessment is required. Please call the Wilmington Branch at 302.762.1132 for more information.

Nov 30

“The Big Picture: Illustration Art in the Printed Poster” Opening

5:00 pm, Delaware College of Art and Design

Rarely displayed commercial posters from the 1890's through the turn of the 21st century will adorn the Delaware College of Art and Design beginning Nov. 3. The large-scale pieces of “The Big Picture: Illustration Art in the Printed Poster” encompass a range of subjects, artists and styles. Curated by David Pollack of David Pollack Vintage Posters, the show includes work by some of poster illustration’s masters, including Frank Brangwyn, Ben Shahn, Bernard Villemot, Roy Besser and Tomi Ungerer.

Nov 30

Dylan Gauthier Artist Talk

5:30 pm, Brandywine River Museum of Art

Meet Dylan Gauthier, Brandywine River Museum of Art’s current artist-in-residence, as he discusses his year-long inquiry into the Brandywine watershed and the culminating exhibition, Dylan Gauthier: highwatermarks, an immersive video and audio installation that presents a panorama on the course of Brandywine River and its surrounding communities. Gauthier will share insights about his research and documentation of the river and his work with Brandywine Conservancy staff throughout the course of his residency, and reflect on the role and power of…