Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Wilmington
A Very Special Day!
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Departs Independence and Lewes only!
We’re not flying to England but we are doing the next best thing! Our private motorcoach will take you to
the magnificent Winterthur Museum and Estate for the day and what a day it will be! You’ll enjoy an
introductory tour of the Henry Francis du Pont childhood home (Winterthur), which he opened to the
public almost 60 years ago. lt is the premier museum of American decorative arts, with an unparalleled
collection of objects made 0r used in America between 1640 and 1860. Winterthur is set amidst a 1,000
acre preserve of rolling meadows and woodlands and the collection within the house is much as it was
when the du Pont family lived there.
Next a narrated tram tour will show you the magnificent trees, flowers and shrubs. The highlight of the
day awaits you as two museum doeentsjoin us for a guided Gallery Walk of the costumes ofthe
Downton Abbey Exhibit. lf you watch Downton Abbey (and you should), y0u’ll no doubt see many of
the costumes the gentlemen and ladies and the downstairs crew of the Abbey have worn! After the
tour you will have plenty of time on your own in the Costume Exhibit and time to explore the Exhi-
bition Galleries and the Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens. It is all very fascinating!
Lunch on your own is scheduled at 11:0() am with time to visit the gift Shop. We hope you will join us to
see and enjoy this Delaware’s treasure!
We also are awaiting confirmation for another special event during the day.
Departures: 7:00 am from Independence Clubhouse. 7:15 am from Lowes in Lewes!
Return approximately 6:00 pm. These are the only departure places for this tour.
Grounds for Sculpture and Princeton, NJ
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Grounds for Sculpture is a forty-two acre sculpture garden and arboretum on the former site of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Founded by Seward Johnson to promote the understanding and appreciation of contemporary sculptures, the park has been enchanting visitors since 1992. A number of Johnson's tableaus are based on well-known nineteenth-century paintings and are on view throughout the Grounds. His life-sized three-dimensional works based on well-known paintings "allow an intimacy with the paintings that the paintings don't allow themselves." You will no doubt be enchanted and surprised by the sculptures. Enjoy a guided tour (1 guide for each 15 persons) of some of the 270 contemporary sculptures and then visit the museum galleries with rotating exhibits. For lunch you will enjoy fine dining at the Zagat-rated Rat's Restaurant located at the Grounds for Sculpture, choice of two entrees. Mid-afternoon finds us in nearby Princeton for a guided motorcoach tour of this University city which will cover James Madison, TS Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald and more, not to mention Revolutionary War Sites. This is a very special tour and we hope you will join us. There is considerable walking at Grounds for Sculpture.
Departure: 7:15 am from UD Lifelong Learning Wilmington
Return at approximately 7:30 pm.
Roundtrip transportation from UD Lifelong Learning Wilmington * Guided tour (1 guide for each 15 persons) at the Grounds for Sculpture * Lunch at Rat's Restaurant at the Grounds with choice of two entrees * Guided motorcoach tour of Princeton, NJ * Taxes and gratuities for included lunch, guides and motorcoach driver * Services of a Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours.
|Full payment is due no later than April 1, 2014.
|Cancellations: After final payment date, no refunds unless replaced by another passenger.