Foxwoods Resort Casino Welcomes Diana, A Celebration Exhibition for Exclusive Northeastern Engagement
Mashantucket, CT - Diana, A Celebration, the award-winning exhibition that chronicles the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales, will open at Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Great Cedar Exhibition Area on September 16.
On loan from Althorp Estate, the Spencer family’s 500-year-old ancestral home in England, the exhibition contains 150 objects, ranging from Princess Diana’s royal wedding gown and 28 of her designer dresses to family heirlooms, personal mementoes, paintings and rare home movies and photos.
This is the only northeastern stop for Diana, A Celebration, which runs through January 15, 2012 at Foxwoods. Tickets are available now through Foxwoods and available for purchase through Ticketmaster Friday, July 22 at 10 a.m.
Princess Diana’s charm, beauty and easy grace touched people worldwide during her short and complex life. The stunning collection of her personal items invites visitors to share the milestones of her many roles, ranging from schoolgirl and athlete to kindergarten teacher and royal bride to devoted mother and charity advocate.
One section of the exhibition is devoted to her energetic and multi-faceted public life and myriad of charities and causes, including her pioneering efforts in causes surrounding AIDS, the homeless and landmines.
Princess Diana was one of the most remarkable women of her time, and one of the most photographed - more than one billion television viewers witnessed the1981 Royal Wedding, which exhibition visitors can recall through her resplendent wedding ensemble complete with gown, 25-foot train, diamond tiara, veil, shoes, parasol and bridesmaid’s dress.
Home movies filmed by her father and scenes from her childhood, her engagement to Prince Charles, and the events leading up to the Royal Wedding are illustrated through video clips, personal mementos, photos, displays and letters.
Throughout nine galleries, heirlooms, paintings, letters, videos and photos provide historical and personal context. Other items include more than 20 designer suits and evening gowns worn by the Princess in her public life; two diamond tiaras and other priceless family jewels; the original text of the Earl Spencer’s moving tribute to his sister at the funeral in Westminister Abbey; the score and lyrics of the Elton John/Bernie Taupin composition, adapted from "Candle in the Wind;" original heritage family paintings; and books of condolences left by people throughout the world.
The exhibition is produced by Arts & Exhibitions International. All profits generated to the Althorp Estate from Diana, A Celebration at Althorp and overseas go to The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund (Registered Charity No. 1064238). Since 1998, the exhibition at Althorp has generated more than $2 million for charities supported by the memorial fund and has been visited by more than 1 million people, though it is open there for only two months out of the year.
WHERE: Great Cedar Exhibition Area
Foxwoods Resort Casino
350 Trolley Line Boulevard
Mashantucket, CT 06338
WHEN: September 16, 2011 - January 15, 2012
HOW: Purchase tickets by visiting www.foxwoods.com
PRICES: $25 for Adults, $20 for Seniors & Dream Card Holders,
$16 for Children (11 & under)