Join us on Friday, December 6 as we head off on our annual holiday journey. This year’s destination is one of our
Join us on Friday, December 6 as we head off on our annual holiday journey.
This year’s destination is one of our favorites: Winterthur Museum and Gardens in Delaware. The Yuletide at Winterthur tour is always a special treat. This year, each room on the Yuletide Tour tells a story reflecting the ways in which Americans have celebrated the winter holiday season from the 1800s to the present. Other decorations and displays recall H.F. du Pont’s family traditions during Christmas and New Year’s at Winterthur—including the family Christmas tree, glittering with glass ornaments and fringed by baskets brimming with gifts, one for each family member. Other signature displays include the majestic dried-flower tree, on grand view in the Conservatory and featuring some 60 varieties of flowers.
Costuming THE CROWN features 40 iconic costumes from the Emmy award-winning Netflix series, a dramatized history of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort of clothes worn in private family moments, the exhibit provides a behind-the-scenes look at how costume design is used to create riveting drama and to re-create history.
Everyone is free to get their own lunch at Winterthur’s Pavilion Restaurant. The menu features a sandwich station, specialty grilled cheese sandwiches, braised short ribs, a salad bar and à la carte options including soups and sweets.
The bus leaves from the parking lot on Ralph Street behind the Church of the Ascension at 7:30 a.m. and arrives back in Westminster at 7 p.m.
The cost for the trip (includes transportation and admissions) is $75 for HSCC members and $85 for non-members. Reservations are required by November 22. Payment is required when making your reservation. No refunds can be given for cancellations received after the reservation deadline. Call 410-848-6494 to reserve your seats.
(Friday) 7:30 am - 7:00 pm EST