Photo by Candie Ward/Longwood Gardens.

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10 Things to do in the Brandywine Valley this March

From the final days of Longwood Gardens’ Orchid Extravaganza to the debut of Winterthur’s Costuming the Crown, here your best bets this month.

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Orchid Extravaganza

Through March 24, Kennett Square, Pa.

See the final weeks of Longwood Garden’s beautiful orchid display, which has taken over the four-acre conservatory.

 

Masquerade Ball

March 1, West Chester, Pa.

The Brandywine Ballet hosts its annual fundraiser at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, complete with food, drinks, a silent auction, raffle, live music and a competition for best mask.

 

Photo courtesy of Brandywine River Museum of ARt.
Photo courtesy of Brandywine River Museum of ARt.

Plein Air Inside Out

March 1-2, Chadds Ford, Pa.

The Brandywine River Museum of Art welcomes painters and photographers seeking refuge from the winter cold into the museum’s atrium, where visitor’s can watch them at work.

 

Introduction to Curling

March 3, Newark, Del.

Embrace the lingering cool temperature and try your hand at an Olympic sport. The Diamond State Curling Club will host a two-hour introductory class at the Patriot Ice Center, with everything you need on hand.

 

Galway Girls

March 8-9, Rosemont, Pa.

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Hedgerow Theatre hosts Celtic trio, Galway Girls. In addition to the show Sligo Irish Pub will have an Irish whiskey tasting an hour before the performance for those 21 and over.

 

37th Annual Chester County Antiques and Art Show

March 15-17, Exton, Pa.

Peruse antiques and discover hidden gems at Chester County Historical Society’s annual event at the Church Farm School.

 

Chadds Ford Art Sale and Show

March 22-23, Chadds Ford, Pa.

Now in its 70thyear, the Chadds Ford Art Sale and Show returns to Chadds Ford Elementary School, featuring the works of over 65 regional artists.

 

Art & Soul

March 23, Wilmington, Del.

The Delaware Contemporary celebrates its 40thanniversary with its 1970s inspired party, complete with an art auction, Studio 54 lounge, cocktails and live music.

 

Apollo Spacesuits: History, Technology, and Culture

March 27, Wilmington, Del.

Hagley Museum celebrates lunar history with its latest lecture, led by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force curator, Dr. Doug Lantry. He’ll delve into the history of space travel and how the spacesuits that were used in the first manned moon landing were created in the first state.

 

Costuming the Crown. Photo courtesy of Winterthur Museum.
Costuming the Crown. Photo courtesy of Winterthur Museum.

Costuming the Crown

March 30 – Jan. 5, 2020, Winterthur, Del.

One of the most anticipated exhibits of the year, Winterthur will display 40 iconic costumes from the Emmy award-winning Netflix original series, The Crown. The first two seasons explored the early reign and life of Queen Elizabeth II, and those of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and their children, as well as Princess Margaret. The exhibit gives fans a glimpse behind the intricate costuming and will feature the coronation robe and Princess Margaret’s wedding dress.