EASTON — On Oct. 2, Easton Branch AAUW is sponsoring a bus trip to Delaware’s Winterthur Museum, formerly the home of Henry Francis DuPont. The special exhibit currently on view, “Costuming the Crown,” displays 40 costumes created for the first two seasons of the Emmy-winning Netflix series “The Crown.”
Among the many iconic recreations are those of the elaborate coronation robes worn by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1952, as well as Elizabeth’s crown.
The Winterthur excursion also will offer an hour-long, curated tour of Winterthur’s main museum collection and a narrated tram ride through the extensive gardens, which feature 13 unusual “follies” — ranging from an Ottoman tent to a fairy cottage. The schedule allows ample time for a leisurely tour of the special exhibit and all other attractions.
Casual lunches are available in Winterthur’s Pavilion restaurant, and visitors may elect to picnic on the grounds.
To learn more about Winterthur and the “Crown” exhibit, visit http://www.winterthur.org.
The AAUW bus will leave Easton at 8:30 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. The $65 charge includes the bus ride and museum admission.
The bus is likely to fill up quickly, according to Co-President Elaine Wilson, because “many people remember the popular AAUW trip to Winterthur for the Downton Abbey costume exhibit.”
To reserve your spot or to learn more, call Connie Wolfe at 808-276-8078. Payment must be received before Sept. 15.
AAUW’s Easton branch sponsors bus trips, book sales, and other events to provide scholarships to Eastern Shore women who are returning to school. Throughout the nation, the organization works to achieve equity for women in all spheres.