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      The Brandywine: An Intimate Portrait in Wilmington

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      November 18, 2019

      Monday   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

      504 NORTH MARKET STREET, Delaware History Museum
      Wilmington, Delaware 19801

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      The Brandywine: An Intimate Portrait

      Join Author W. Barksdale Maynard for a discussion of his book, "The Brandywine: An Intimate Portrait.

      Nestled among picturesque rolling hills, the Brandywine River winds from southeastern Pennsylvania into Delaware. The Brandywine: An Intimate Portrait is the first book to trace the rich vein of history in the region, from original European settlement to the Battle of the Brandywine—the largest land battle of the Revolutionary War—to the establishment of First State National Monument on its banks in 2013.

      Acclaimed writer and Brandywine Valley resident W. Barksdale Maynard crafts a sweeping narrative about the men and women who shaped the Brandywine's history and culture. They include the du Ponts, who made their fortunes from gunpowder, and artist Howard Pyle, a native of the region, whose Brandywine School of American illustration took inspiration from the pastoral environment. Most famously, the Brandywine Valley is where N. C. and Andrew Wyeth, father and son, painted amid evocative landscapes for more than a century.

      Richly illustrated with seldom-seen historical photographs, paintings, and drawings, The Brandywine vividly captures the spirit of a storied region that has inspired generations.

      FREE - reservations requested

      Free parking available courtesy of Colonial Parking on the corner of 6th & Shipley

      Categories: Literary & Books | Museums & Attractions

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