Category Archives: Yuletide

Yuletide Meets Downton Abbey

“We lived in four places every year, according to a clockwork schedule. New York; Southampton, on Long Island; [and] Florida’s west coast. But the anchor, the basis of everything, was Winterthur.” – Ruth du Pont Lord, daughter of Henry Francis du Pont … Continue reading

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Yuletide at Winterthur, Part Three: Henry Francis du Pont Entertains

It has been a pleasure to take you on the journey of this year’s Yuletide at Winterthur tour with the installments of the blog. The final theme of Yuletide turns the focus to Winterthur founder, Henry Francis du Pont, and … Continue reading

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Yuletide at Winterthur, Part Two: A Winter Wedding Celebration

The Yuletide celebration at Winterthur is sure to get you into the holiday spirit— whether you are taking in the beauty of the holiday décor and the lights display or observing Yuletide’s second major theme, the celebration of weddings during … Continue reading

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Swedish Holiday Tradition

One of my favorite parts about working at Winterthur is learning about those in the community here. I was fortunate enough to meet Gloria Lagergren, a guide specialist and, as I learned, a very talented artist here at the museum. … Continue reading

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Yuletide at Winterthur, Part One: Lighting the Way to Holiday Celebrations

Today, spectacular displays of holiday lights are a much-anticipated feature of the Christmas season. Did you know that lighting played a significant part in holiday celebrations even before the advent of electricity? This year’s Yuletide at Winterthur tour looks at … 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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The Magic of a Winterthur Christmas

By Debbie Harper, Curator of Education I just came back from wandering through the Yuletide Tour. I do this every morning, from the time the tour opens in November until it closes in January. I don’t think other Winterthur curators … Continue reading

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The Other Magic Kingdom

by Terry Dinneen, Winterthur Interpreter The 100th anniversary dinner of 1900, commemorating the du Pont family’s arrival in America, is re-created in this year’s “Best of Yuletide” tour at Winterthur. I was recently quoted in the News Journal as saying, “Winterthur … Continue reading

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