The Annual Warther's Christmas Tree Festival
Each year, the Warther Museum and Gardens hosts the Christmas Tree Festival that benefits our local Union Hospital Auxiliary. Over 100 pre-decorated trees, wreaths, and home decor fill the museum with an unrivaled holiday spectacle. In 2017, the 24th Annual Christmas Tree Festival dates are November 11th-19th. Festival hours are: 11th-18th from 11am-8pm, 19th from 11am-5pm. Admission is $5 per person, proceeds go to the Union Hospital Auxiliary. (Please note 2018 dates are November 10th-18th.)
April 28th, 2017, the Warther Museum will be having a Homeschool to Museum day. The focus of this Friday's session will be Native American culture, historicity, collecting, and preservation. Any students will be $4 and adults will be $10. This cost includes full museum access (optional guided tour), an age appropriate presentation, scavenger hunt, and extension activities. Just a reminder, the Warther Museum will still be operating under normal hours, 9am to 5pm, with last guided tour beginning at 4pm.
The month of April 2017, the Warther Museum will be showcasing the Native American Artifact collection that was found and collected by Edward and Lula Richard. Edward, Eddie to most, was Frieda Warther’s youngest brother who married Lula, and together they excavated, collected, and compiled the collection. This collection is quite large, one of the largest individual collections, and contains artifacts from several parts of North America. As the youngest of thirteen children, Eddie spent a good deal of time with Mooney and Frieda, combing the fields in the surrounding area of Dover looking for points, arrowheads, and tools. Eddie continued his interest and passion for artifacts throughout his entire life, and it has culminated in this esteemed collection. The exhibit will be open during the Warther Museum standard hours from 9am to 5pm each day. Please look for more information to come on our website or Facebook page.