Irish flavor at Rockwood


Tours of Rockwood Museum in Wilmington, Del., during March will emphasize the mansion's Irish connection. The Bringhurst family, which occupied the 19th century country estate around the turn of the century, had ties with Ireland, and many of their servants were born there.

In 1899, a St. Patrick's Day party held at the mansion made headlines in the society pages of the Wilmington papers. Next month the mansion will be decorated to appear as it might have looked during the event.

Tours of Rockwood are available Tuesdays to Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Each Saturday in Maarch, Victorian teas will be held at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. following the tours. The cost is $6 for adults, $5.50 for for seniors, $3 for children. Reservations are required.

The museum is located at 610 Shipley Road in Wilmington. For information call (302)571-7776.

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