Event 

Title:
Crafting Identity, Opening Reception and Lecture
When:
Wednesday, April 04, 2018  5:45 PM
Where:
Read House & Gardens, National Historic Landmark -
Category:
Exhibitions

Description

Program, Fortieth Annual Grand Ball of Washington Volunteer Fire Company No. 7, held in Wilmington on Friday, February 20, 1880Join us at the Read House for a special opening reception of the exhibit, Crafting Identity, and lecture by Petra Clark, a University of Delaware Ph.D. candidate in English. Ms. Clark will present a short talk at 5:45 p.m. entitled "More than a Feather in One's Cap: The Nineteenth-Century Taxidermy Bird Hat Controversy," which explores the intersection of women's fashion and environmental consciousness.

Exploration of the exhibit will be self-guided, and light refreshments will be served.

FREE for members; $7 for non-members
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Image (right): Program, Fortieth Annual Grand Ball
of the Washington Volunteer Fire Company No. 7,
held in Wilmington on Friday, February 20, 1880

Venue

Venue:
Read House & Gardens, National Historic Landmark

Description

Read House & Gardens
42 The Strand
New Castle, Delaware 19720
(302) 322-8411

On the New Castle riverfront, in the heart of the old city, the twenty-two room, 14,000-square-foot National Historic Landmark Read House dominates the streetscape with a monumental simplicity and distinctive Philadelphia architectural style. Designed for George Read II, son of a Delaware signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the house combined innovative Federal period design and advanced technological systems to create comfort and refinement.

Outside formal gardens installed in 1848 provided enjoyment for the late nineteenth and early twentieth century residents and continue to delight visitors today. Beneath the soil the layered history of Delaware's earliest inhabitants and settlers survives. Their story unfolds through ongoing archaeology on the property.

 



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