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A Yuletide Ode to Odette

Odette, as she has become known to the Winterthur staff, made her debut gracing one of the 19th-century displays in the Yuletide Tour.  She is a swan cake, En Surprise Cake in the Shape of a Swan to be more … Continue reading

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Christmas without Toys?

      Toys! What a wonderful time of year to think about toys! Why do toys make us so happy? Well, they engage our brains in a fun way and stimulate our imagination. Many toys are purely for entertainment; … Continue reading

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Strawbridge and Clothier’s Game of Consumerism

The youth demographic—the golden ticket in marketing. Every retailer looks to target this market to ensure future business success. It’s never more apparent than during the holidays when shopping and consumerism crescendo to an all-time high. Before social media, online … 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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’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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