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Wine-glass painting party on June 22, 2017 at New Castle, Del.’s Buena Vista mansion

Date Posted: Monday, June 12th, 2017
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs New Castle County News

(DOVER, Del.—June 12, 2017)—One of Delaware’s most historic homes will host a wine-glass painting party from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017. The event will take place at the Buena Vista mansion located at 661 S. Dupont Highway (Route 13), in New Castle, Del. Tickets for the event are $40 and are available in advance only at the Painting Parties, LLC website (http://www.painting-parties.com/2-22–wilmington-women-in-business.html). No tickets will be sold at the door. For additional information, call 302-323-4430.

 “Spring Flower!” Guests will create hand-painted wine glasses at the painting party event on June 22, 2017.

“Spring Flower!” Guests will create hand-painted wine glasses at the painting party event on June 22, 2017.

The event will feature a professional artist who will provide each guest with step-by-step instruction in creating two, hand-painted wine glasses utilizing the “Spring Flower!” design. Participants will then be able to take their completed glasses home with them.

No art experience is necessary for the painting party and all supplies will be provided including wine glasses, paints, brushes and aprons. A cash bar and light hor d’oeuves provided by Newark’s Caffé Gelato will also be available during the event. The only thing that visitors need to bring is a fun attitude!

Buena Vista mansion.

Buena Vista mansion.

The main section of the Buena Vista mansion was built between 1845 and 1847 by John M. Clayton, United States secretary of state from 1849 to 1850 under presidents Taylor and Fillmore, and United States senator from 1829 to 1836, 1845 to 1849, and 1853 until his death in 1856. The home later became the residence of C. Douglass Buck, governor of Delaware from 1929 to 1937 and United States senator from 1942 to 1948. Buena Vista and its grounds were donated to the state by the Buck family in 1965 and now serve as a conference center administered by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs.

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Contact:
Jim
Yurasek
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
Phone: 302-736-7413
E-mail: Jim.Yurasek@state.de.us
Web: http://history.delaware.gov

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