Farms Afield: Discover Delaware

November 4 - 7, 2020

Discover Delaware's beautiful Brandywine Valley on a three-day trip exploring the beauty and history of this picturesque region.

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Farms Afield: Discover Delaware

Discover Delaware's beautiful Brandywine Valley on our 2020 Farms Afield; a three-day trip exploring the beauty and history of this picturesque region. In the early 20th century, the Brandywine Valley was home to the DuPont family, who built an American industrial empire, amassed a family fortune, and dotted the region with glorious estates, including Winterthur and Longwood.

 

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Brandywine Valley, Winterthur, and its 60 acre naturalistic garden, is the historic estate of the DuPont family. Its 175 rooms, and permanent and changing exhibition galleries, house H.F DuPont's unparalleled collection of American decorative arts. Winterthur Library's extensive collection of rare books and manuscripts includes Gustav Stickley's business records. Our full-day experience, planned especially for our group by the Winterthur staff, includes tours of the home, gardens and library.

 

lady lilithThe Delaware Art Museum boasts the largest and most significant collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art in the United States. Additionally this fall, the museum will host the traveling exhibition, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection. We'll be treated to tours of both installations with the curators.

 

Meet us in Wilmington, for special experiences at both estates and a 5-star stay at the historic Dupont Hotel, a member of historic hotels worldwide. Overlooking Rodney Square in the historic district of Wilmington, this elegant hotel guarantees we'll travel in style!

 

--Visit Winterthur, the former DuPont estate renowned for its collection of American decorative arts, for a full-day experience planned especially for our group by the Winterthur staff. Tour the gardens and estate and enjoy an exclusive tour of the Winterthur Library, whose collection of rare books and manuscripts includes Gustav Stickley's business records.

 

--Visit the Delaware Art Museum for a curator's tour of their renowned Pre-Raphaelites painting collection, considered the best outside of the UK, and a curator's tour of their special exhibition Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection.

 

--Stay at the grand DuPont Hotel for 3-nights of 5-star accommodations in the heart of Wilmington's historic district.

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The trip fee includes daily breakfast (3), 2 lunches and 1 dinner; a 3-night stay at Hotel DuPont; all activities and transportation to activities via motorcoach. Travel to and from Wilmington, DE is not included. Farms Afield is a member benefit and open only to members of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms.

Watch this space for information as plans continue to unfold, but if our Farms Afield is for you, don't wait to register! Space is limited.

By prior arrangement, attendees are welcome to pay trip fees in installments of their choosing. Cancellation policy: Full refunds are available through Saturday, June 1; after this date 50% refunds will be provided. No refunds are available after the trip begins.

 

Fees:

Member: $1400 based on double occupancy when you register by 6/30/2020. $1500 beginning 7/1/2020. $300 supplement for a single room.

 

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Photos: 

Top: Tiffany Studios, Group of lamps (birds-eye detail). Photograph by John Faier. © 2013 The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

Center: Lady Lilith, 1866-1868 (altered 1872-1873) Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882) Oil on canvas, 39 × 34 in. (99.1 × 86.4 cm) Delaware Art Museum, Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935

Bottom: Hotel DuPont.

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