Cinderella Day and Enchanted Halloween Family Programs at Winterthur in October

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Winterthur, DE September 18, 2006—Winterthur invites visitors to wear their costumes to two family programs inspired by the museum’s latest exhibition, Fashion in Film: Period Costumes for the Screen.

Cinderella Day—October 1, 11 a.m.-4p.m.

“Princesses” ages 4 to 8 will enjoy activities inspired by a costume in the Fashion in Film: Period Costumes for the Screen exhibition worn by Drew Barrymore in the 1998 film, Ever After, in which she played the “real” Cinderella. Girls are invited to come in costume, tour the exhibition, and listen to historic and multi-cultural versions of the Cinderella story told by Michael Forestieri at 12 and 2 p.m.. The festivities also include mice from Pet Village in the Branmar Plaza, a chance to meet “Cinderella” from the Delaware Children’s Theatre of the same name opening on October 8, and a chance to win tickets to a performance of the play. Included with all admission tickets. Members free.

Enchanted Halloween—October 29, noon-4:30 p.m.

Children ages 2 to 11 and their families can put on their Halloween costumes and spend an enchanted day at Winterthur. The festivities start promptly at noon with a costume parade into Enchanted Woods. After, the fairies, elves, and trolls will offer tricks and treats, including Enchanted Woods temporary tattoos. Other activities include hayrides, a fortune teller, and storytelling by Bill Wood at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. $6, ages two to 11; $3, Member children. Free admission to one accompanying adult for every child’s ticket purchased.

Fashion in Film features period costumes worn by Anjelica Huston, Nicole Kidman, and Elizabeth Taylor in the film adaptations of such classic novels as Dangerous Liaisons, Sense and Sensibility, and A Room with a View. On view from September 30, 2006 to January 7, 2007, the exhibition was organized by the Trust for Museum Exhibitions, Washington, D.C., in cooperation with Cosprop, London, England. Fashion in Film is made possible at Winterthur by Wilmington Trust, with additional funding provided by The Diane and Harry Levin Foundation. The exhibition is included with all admission tickets. Additional information can be found online at

The Trust for Museum Exhibitions is a Washington, D.C. based non-profit service organization committed to providing the finest in exhibition and technical support to museums and cultural centers throughout the U.S. and abroad. For further information, please visit the Trust’s website at

Image is Courtesy of Winterthur.

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