7th Annual Wine & Dinosaurs presented by M&T Bank to feature a peek at the quirky side of the Museum’s collection
WILMINGTON, DE – Wine & Dinosaurs presented by M&T Bank will take place on Sunday, September 22, from 12-4 p.m. to benefit the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Guests will enjoy fine wines, craft beer, live music, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and the Museum’s own fascinating exhibits…with a twist!
“Grab some friends and join us in support of the Museum. It’s a lot of fun,” said Museum Trustee and Event Chair Kurt Heyman. “We’re transforming the Nature Nook into a quirky Hall of Curiosities. Folks will discover some of the Museum’s most exotic, rarely-seen creatures, critters, and curiosities. Also new this year is our Wall of Wine. The bottles are covered, so you never know what you’ll get, but everyone goes away happy!”
Arriving guests will be serenaded by the University of Delaware MelUDees a capella singing group. Revelers will enjoy wine, food, and beer tastings to the sound of live jazz provided by popular duo E. Shawn Qaissaunee and Sharon Sable in the African Watering Hole, and a lively jazz trio in the Exhibit Hall. The silent auction includes 10 hours of personalized landscape painting instruction from artist George Martz, a beautiful sound sculpture by artist Jeff Bell, tickets to see the Eagles, Flyers, and the Barnes Foundation, and incredible getaways to the British Virgin Islands.
Wine & Dinosaurs started in 2007 to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the Museum’s dinosaur display. The fundraiser has evolved into a signature event, raising thousands of dollars to fund operations and programming, while also supporting the Museum’s mission to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery.
Wines will be presented by Moore Brothers Wine Company, Ryan’s Wines & Spirits, and The Wine & Spirit Co. of Greenville. Delicious bits and bites will be available from the Museum’s elite catering partners: Bixby’s Caterers, Gallagher & Gallagher “The Caterers,” The Greenery, Montrachet Fine Foods, Toscana Catering, Caffe Gelato, and Domaine Hudson. Craft beers from a variety of local and international brewers will complement the offerings to suit all tastes.
Advance tickets are $55 for the general public and $45 for museum members. Admission will be $65 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.delmnh.org or call (302) 658-9111. Must be 21 or older to attend. Wine & Dinosaurs is presented by M&T Bank with additional support from Proctor Heyman, LLP; Weymouth, Swayze & Corroon Insurance, Inc.; NEIL; The News Journal; Delaware Today; WSTW; Out & About Magazine; McClafferty Printing; Cover & Rossiter; and Metrocolor.
WHAT: Wine & Dinosaurs presented by M&T Bank
WHERE: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE, 19807
DATE: Sunday, September 22, 2013
TIME: 12 – 4 p.m.
ADMISSION: Advance tickets are $55 for the general public and $45 for museum members. Admission will be $65 at the door.
MORE INFO: Call 302-658-9111 or visit www.delmnh.org
About the Delaware Museum of Natural History
As the state’s only natural history museum, the Delaware Museum of Natural History opened in 1972 to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery. The Museum houses Delaware’s only permanent dinosaur display, surrounded by exhibits of mammals, shells, and other specimens from around the world. The Museum manages world-renowned scientific collections of mollusks and birds, including one of the top-12 mollusk collections in the United States.