Start with the Bigg’s Museum of American Art in Dover. Exhibits include some of the finest specimens of American decorative and fine arts. Other media are display, including sculpture, fine furniture, and even silver tableware. The silver collection is one of the finest in the entire country. In addition, the Biggs Museum supports art education by hosting classes and other events for children and adults.
In Wilmington, the Delaware Art Museum is famous for its huge collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, urban landscapes done by John Sloan, and illustrated works done by Delaware native Howard Pyle. The museum was established in 1912.
The theater scene in Delaware is very strong. Consider taking in dinner and a show at the famous New Candlelight Theater in Ardentown. They feature murder mysteries and quality musical theater entertainment, and a dinner buffet. The theater opened in the 1930s as the Robin Hood Theater, and was later opened as Delaware’s first dinner theater in 1969. In the early 2000s, the theater was renovated and reopened as the New Candlelight theater.
Two actor story plays were brought to Reheboth Beach by the Reheboth Summer Children’s Theatre for over now years.. The theatre has recently spread all over the region, putting on plays in Lewes, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, and Cape Henlopen. They also embark on Outreach Tours to bring shows to libraries, schools and other public venues across the state.Their shows are great entertainment for children and adults alike.
Bookworms love to get lost inside of Oak Knoll Books and Press in New Castle. This antique book dealer has also published and distributed more than 1000 books. They have the largest collection of books written about books and bibliography in the world, and are located in the historic New Castle Opera House, circa 1879.
There are many more cultural attractions; contact local chambers of commerce for more information.