Costumes of Downton Abbey- March 1, 2014 – January 4, 2015

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Costumes of Downton Abbey- March 1, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Costumes of Downton Abbey- March 1, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Costumes of Downton Abbey

Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 35 historically accurate costumes from the television show will be displayed with photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur. Visitors will have a chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. Timed tickets for the exhibit are required.

When: Recurring daily

Where: 5105 Kennett Pk (Rt 52), Winterthur, DE 19735

Web: http://www.winterthur.org/Downtonabbey

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Titanoboa!- October 9, 2014 – January 25, 2015

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Titanoboa!- October 9, 2014 – January 25, 2015

Titanoboa!- October 9, 2014 – January 25, 2015 Titanoboa!

From a fossil bed 60 million years deep comes the largest snake in the world!  Measuring 48 feet long and weighing in at 2,500 pounds, this massive predator could crush and devour a crocodile.  This exhibit is an amazing look at a lost world and the incredible creatures that inhabited it.

When: Mon-Sat 9:30-4:30, Sun 12-4:30

Where: 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807

Contact: 302-658-9111

Web: http://www.delmnh.org/

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Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours- November 08 – December 31, 2014

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Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours- November 08 – December 31, 2014

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours- 

November 08 – December 31, 2014Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours

The estate is decorated with a gingerbread house of the mansion, Christmas trees, paper filigree quilling, original toys, ornaments and more.

When: various

Where: Alapocas Drive and Route 141, Wilmington, DE 19803

Contact:  302-651-6912

Web: http://www.nemoursmansion.org/

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Holidays at Hagley- November 28, 2014 – January 6, 2015

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Holidays at Hagley- November 28, 2014 – January 6, 2015

Holidays at Hagley- November 28, 2014 – January 6, 2015 Holidays at Hagley

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. Dried flowers, greenery, fruits, and other natural materials create a beautiful holiday ambiance accentuated by soft lights and Christmas music. This year’s exhibit is inspired by the winter pastimes and pursuits of the property’s former residents. Exhibit included in admission. Free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. Closed December 25.

When: 10 am to 4 pm

Where: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807

Contact: 302-658-2400

Web: http://www.hagley.org/event/holidays-hagley

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Yuletide at Winterthur- November 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015

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Yuletide at Winterthur- November 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Yuletide at Winterthur- November 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Yuletide at Winterthur

Visions of holidays of old will delight and inspire you at our annual Yuletide tour and celebration. Members free. Included with admission.

When:  10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: 5105 Kennett Pk (Rt 52), Winterthur, DE 19735

Contact: 302-888-4600

Web: http://www.winterthur.org/

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Historic Houses of Odessa’s Holiday Celebration- November 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015

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Historic Houses of Odessa’s Holiday Celebration- November 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Historic Houses of Odessa’s Holiday Celebration- 

November 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015Historic Houses of Odessa's Holiday Celebration

Step back in time at the Historic Houses of Odessa’s Holiday Celebration- an annual tradition celebrating the season through interpretive scenes from classic literature. Some of the homes in the tour include: The Corbit-Sharp House, furnished for the late 18th century period, is a historic house museum that is owned and operated by Historic Houses of Odessa. Other properties managed by the organization include the 1769 Wilson-Warner House, 1700 Collins-Sharp house, 1822 Cantwell’s Tavern, and 1853 Odessa Bank.

When: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 4:30 PM and Sunday 1 PM – 4:30 PM

Where: Various

Contact: (302) 378-4119

Web: http://www.historicodessa.org/

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