Monday, December 7, 2009

A Brandywine Christmas at the Brandywine River Museum

Family Fun at the Brandywine River Museum

The holiday season brings a new exhibition as well as family favorites, including the traditional 0-gauge model trains and famous "critter" ornaments, at the Brandywine River Museum from now through January 10.
The special exhibition Scenes of the Season: will delight visitors with winter landscapes and classic images inspired by The Night before Christmas, A Christmas Carol and other holiday stories.
An integral part of A Brandywine Christmas is the museum's O-gauge train display. The trains run simultaneously on more than 2,000 feet of track, winding past a village, stone quarry, oil refinery, mountains, Herr Foods plant and running waterfall, as Santa and his sleigh fly overhead. A "rail cam," mounted on a snowplow, gives visitors a view from the perspective of a miniature locomotive driver.
The holiday display also includes a Victorian dollhouse (ca. 1905), complete with most of its original furnishings, including curtains, lights, and toys, and many of its original bisque dolls. Displayed with the front facade open, this extraordinary dollhouse also contains a collection of musical instruments and a nursery with a dollhouse of its own.



For more information: www.brandywinemuseum.org
Location: The Brandywine River Museum is located on U.S. Route I in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
This event is appropriate for ages 5 and up (strollers are not allowed during the Christmas season)
Cost: $10 for adults; $6 for seniors ages 65 and over, students, and children over six; free for children under six

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