Category Archives: Family

Dining by Design Meets Terrific Tuesdays! Who Says Kids Don’t Like Old Stuff, Too?

What is the most common lament that we curators hear from collectors and those lucky individuals who have inherited family heirlooms? Young people today have absolutely no interest in objects from the past. But is that really true? Perhaps, we … Continue reading

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Playing with Fire

“Fire engines gave us the same thrill that children have felt in all times at the sight of running horses accompanied by the clanging of bells.” –Samuel Canby Rumford  Samuel Canby Rumford grew up in a house on the corner … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Enchanted Summer Day

Any day that my kids can wear costumes and miscellaneous accessories in public is a good day for them—and any day that they can be engaged outdoors, with crafts and activities that I don’t have to plan on my own … Continue reading

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Truck & Tractor Day: Insights from a Staff Mom

My kids (a 7 year old girl and twin boys, 4) come to Winterthur a lot. “Take-your-kids-to work day” is a no-brainer when you work at a place with a three-acre children’s garden and a Touch-It Room, not to mention … Continue reading

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Treasuring Your Child’s Toys at Terrific Tuesdays

Six months ago in early March, Megan Millman and I were thrilled to find out that we would be interning at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Our job was to create an educational program that taught kid-size art conservation to … Continue reading

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The Motor House and the Chauffeur: How the Auto Changed Traditional American Country Life

We are all looking forward to the seventh year of Winterthur hosting a wide array of notable historic automobiles on each Saturday in May. I have been thinking about these cars in a slightly different way as part of research … Continue reading

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Tailgating Tips from MasterChef Winner Jennifer Behm!

Point-to-Point is here! (This Sunday, May 6, to be precise.) To help you get ready, we’re sharing local caterer and MasterChef winner Jennifer Behm’s special recommendations for making your day at the races fabulous. 10. Pick a Theme This way, if … Continue reading

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Nalleli, the Intern!

This blog post was written by Molly Wilson and edited by Rosemary Krill, Academic Programs. In the summer of 2011, Molly was an intern at Winterthur, learning about scholarly publishing in the office of Winterthur Portfolio. She is now completing … Continue reading

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