Westin Hotel Under Construction in Wilmington's Riverfront...Westin
Hotel Riverfront is scheduled to open in late March, 2014. This full-service hotel is under construction
on property adjacent to the Chase Center on the Riverfront, the city's largest
multi-purpose event facility with 87,000 square feet of flexible meeting or exhibition
space and plenty of free parking. It is
conveniently located off I-95 and is less than one mile from the Amtrak Train Station.
The 10-story, Leed certified hotel will have 180 rooms and
suites. All will be equipped with 42"
flat panel, high definition televisions, oversized work stations, high speed
internet access, laptop-safes and spa-inspired bathrooms. The hotel will have 2,000 square feet of
flexible function space including a ballroom suitable for meetings or events
for up to 200 attendees. Other amenities
include a permanent board room, hospitality suite, Law Center, Business Center,
fitness center, upscale restaurant and bar and oversized indoor pool.
New Zip Line
Course at Lums Pond State Park...Greater Wilmington's newest
addition is Go Ape! This exciting outdoor adventure course
features 4 zip lines that travel through the treetops high above a 200-acre
pond. The 2-3 hour zip line course includes a
challenging series of Tarzan swings, rope ladders, bridges and trapezes. Go Ape!
is located off Interstate-95 in Lums
Pond State Park in Bear, Delaware just a short drive from Downtown Wilmington
and the Philadelphia suburbs.
Traveling Exhibition from the Brooklyn Museum of Art on Display at Delaware Art
Museum...Assembled from the Brooklyn Museum's outstanding collection of
American Art, American Moderns,
1910-1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell is on display at the Delaware Art
Museum through January 5, 2014. The 57
paintings and sculpture that comprise the exhibition recapture the tumultuous
first half of the twentieth century, a period when America endured the
Great Depression and two world wars and emerged as a major economic, industrial
and military power. Curator Heather
Campbell Coyle observes that "This exhibition presents a broad and inclusive
view of modern art in the United States, expanding the discussion of what is
considered modern. The paintings and
sculptures range in style from meticulously realist to entirely abstract, from
romantic to mechanical, from nostalgic to avant-garde." Cubism, Synchronism, Precisionism, Expressionism
and Social Realism are evident in the exhibition which includes works by Georgia
O'Keeffe, Stuart Davis, Rockwell Kent, Elie Nadelman, Norman Rockwell and many
other well know or not so well known artists.
National Monument Designated for Delaware... President Obama created the
First State National Monument in March, 2013 and Russell Smith, Superintendent
of the First State National Monument, feels that the name causes quite a bit of
confusion. Smith explains that the term "National
Monument" is applied to any National Park established by the President using
the authority of the Antiquities Act of 1906.
The First State National Monument joins Fort Sumter, Bandelier and
Colorado National Monuments. Its mission
is to highlight the crucial role Delaware played in the birth of the nation
from the first settlement in Lewes to the ratification of the Constitution in
1787. Unlike other National Monuments,
First State National Monument currently encompasses 3 locations: Woodlawn, which is a 1,100 acre tract of land
north of Wilmington, the Old Courthouse Museum and Sheriff's House in Historic
New Castle and Dover Green. More
information can be found at www.nps.gov/frst/index.htm.
of Downton Abbey Exhibition
Opens at Winterthur in March, 2014...Winterthur Museum, Garden &
Library will host the Costumes
of Downton Abbey. Approximately 40
historically inspired costumes from the award winning television show will be displayed
in Winterthur's largest gallery space from March 1, 2014 through January 4,
2015. The costumes will be supplemented
by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional TV show and by real life
at Winterthur. Visitors will experience
life during the first half of the twentieth century in both the British
household of the Earl and Countess of Grantham at Downton Abbey and the
contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his
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Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit organization
founded in 1978, chartered by the Governor of Delaware, the New Castle County
Executive and the Mayor of Wilmington. Its mission is to serve as the
community's customer-focused destination marketing organization, generating
economic growth through leisure travel and meetings development by aggressively
marketing attractions, facilities, amenities and services for visitors