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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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‘Tis the Season of Traditions

Yuletide has arrived at Winterthur, and visitors can enjoy the treasures of Christmases past by exploring various customs, decorations, and stories. Whether it is sending holiday cards, trimming a tree, or eating festive cookies, families  have new and old traditions. … 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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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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