Join friends from the Mennonite Heritage Center on a bus trip to the Delaware Art Museum and Longwood Gardens on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Departing from Hagey Terminal, Souderton at 8:45 a.m., we will spend the morning at the Delaware Art Museum, home to the largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings outside of Britain, where we will have a guided tour and an hour of free time. Pre-Raphaelite artists of the late 19th century rejected contemporary academic practice as vacuous and stifling, and sought to produce work that was vivid, sincere, and uplifting. Their name affirms their initial sources of inspiration: medieval and early Renaissance art from before the era of Raphael.
After a soup and salad lunch at the museum (included), we will drive a short distance to Longwood Gardens, and spend the afternoon wandering at will through acres of manicured gardens, meadow, magnificent greenhouses, and newly renovated fountains. The bus will return to Hagey Terminal at 5:45 p.m. Tour leader is Forrest Moyer. Cost for the tour is $110 per person ($100 MHEP members). Registration deadline is April 30. The registration fee is not refundable, but it is transferable to another bus tour.