‘Downton’ exhibit may set mark
WILMINGTON, Del. » Officials at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware say an upcoming exhibit of costumes from the hit British television drama "Downton Abbey" could turn out to be the most popular in the history of the former du Pont family country estate.
The exhibit, which runs through January 2015, offers visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the period fashions that are a focal point of the television show and a comparison of country house life in Britain and the United States.
Winterthur director David Roselle said Wednesday that based on advance ticket sales, he expects attendance for the exhibit to be the largest in Winterthur history.
Tiny Berlin, Md., named ‘coolest’
BERLIN, Md. » Berlin has been named "America’s Coolest Small Town" in a nationwide contest.
Budget Travel gave the small Maryland town top honors Tuesday. Berlin beat out 14 other small towns in online voting since January. Nearly 138,000 votes were cast. Berlin received 39,000 votes.
Cazenovia, N.Y., came in second, followed by Buckhannon, W.Va., Travelers Rest, S.C., and Mathews, Va. Berlin was the backdrop for the films "Tuck Everlasting" and "The Runaway Bride."