Category Archives: Events

How I Became A Collector

Born into a family of collectors, I grew up in a home filled with art and antiques inherited from my mother’s family: Philadelphia Chippendale; Baltimore Federal furniture; and paintings by Winslow Homer, Maurice Prendergast, and Childe Hassam. Our house reflected … Continue reading

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As Night Falls on Downton Abbey

                The dazzling dinner parties on the period drama Downton Abbey are known to yield some of the character’s best one-liners, especially those uttered by the Dowager Countess of Grantham played by Dame … Continue reading

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Music to My Ears

Since Henry Francis du Pont’s time, efforts have been made at Winterthur to fill the home and grounds with music. In an exercise in technical innovation and first-rate hospitality, Mr. du Pont wired audio systems throughout Winterthur. During the warmer months, guests … Continue reading

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Pomp & Circumstance

The weather warms, brilliant colors begin to erupt in Azalea Woods, and the Brandywine Valley’s grand spring tradition is right around the corner! May 4 marks the 36th running of Point-to-Point at Winterthur, the annual steeplechase event on the pristine … Continue reading

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Castle Howard: The Majesty of the Country Home

Our second evening lecture this spring highlights another grand country house and estate. As far as country homes go, Castle Howard is one of the most grand. Located in North Yorkshire, England, Castle Howard, though not an actual castle, was … Continue reading

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I Spy With My Little Eye, Snowdrops Starting to Bloom

“When I reached home it seemed almost like spring, and the grass a little green here and there. As soon as I came in the house and saw everything was right I went at once to the garden. On the … Continue reading

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No. 53 on Main Street

I was at the Delaware Antiques Show this past November and happened upon a seven-foot-tall carved wood “Indian Chief” (using the parlance of its time). This guy was a beauty: fully intact with no signs of damage with subdued bits … Continue reading

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’Tis the Season

The holiday season at Winterthur is not to be missed. This year, Yuletide at Winterthur, opening November 23, illuminates winter festivities from long ago and provides inspiration for creating your own memorable holiday events. Throughout the tour, three major themes … Continue reading

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Antiques Show Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence

How many 50th anniversary events do you attend, especially ones with 60 professionals on the program plus guest speakers with international reputations in the decorative arts? Of course, we are talking about the Delaware Antiques Show, celebrating 50 years of … Continue reading

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