Exploring Wilmington, Delaware – A European experience in American history

Garden at Nemours Estate.  Photo by Tonya Fitpatrick
Garden at Nemours Estate. Photo by Tonya Fitpatrick

World Footprints will explore Wilmington, Delaware and the Brandywine Valley’s rich American history and vibrant arts and cultural scene with its European flair.

Known for its collection of American art, the internationally acclaimed Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, houses three generations of Wyeth artists—N.C. Wyeth, his son Andrew Wyeth and grandson Jamie Wyeth.  Guide Reno Winter takes us inside the Andrew Wyeth studio to learn about these legendary American artists.

The DuPont name is synonymous with Delaware, at the Hagley Museum and Library, five generations of DuPont’s built a fortune on black powder and left an indelible mark on American history.  Guide Elaine Croft shares the legacy of the DuPont family as she takes us on a stroll through the grounds of Hagley.

Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Mansion and Nemours Estate are some amazing attractions that were built by the DuPont family in the Wilmington area.  Each property has a distinct European feel that resembles the DuPont’s French heritage.  Lyn Lewis from Visit Wilmington explores these attractions and some of the arts and cultural scene that contributes to Delaware and the Brandywine Valley’s dynamism.

Exploring Wilmington, Delaware – A European experience in American history by WorldFootprints

Air Date: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:00am