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Winterthur Artisan Market returns with added day, 100 artists

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Tickets are no longer available for Friday, July 19. One of Virginia Mitchell’s favorite summer events returns this weekend: The Winterthur Artisan Market, which she calls unique because of its setting and the quality of its artists. “The Artisan Market is not your average craft market,” said Mitchell, who lives in Kennett Square and will be going for the third …

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Mt. Cuba’s 5 kestrel chicks get banded

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

      Mt. Cuba Center is generally known for its horticulture, but now it has good news for the avian world: A pair of its kestrels has sired five chicks. Kestrels, the smallest falcons in the U.S., have experienced as much as a 93% population decline since the 1960s, especially in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions, according to …

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Winterthur’s 2022 Jackie O exhibit to be based on letters in archive

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

This tree in Winterthur’s Yuletide tour recreates one that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis created in the White House. Winterthur’s big exhibit for 2022 will bring Jackie O to Delaware. “Jacqueline Kennedy and Henry Francis du Pont: From¬†Winterthur to the White House,” which runs May 7 to Jan. 8, 2023, will follow the former First Lady and the country’s biggest collector of …

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Longtime Winterthur Museum curator Linda Eaton dies

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Linda Eaton   Linda Eaton, a longtime textiles curator at Winterthur Museum, Gardens and Library, has died. Eaton, the retired John T. and Marjorie McGraw director of collections, had worked at Winterthur for more than 30 years, retiring at the end of 2020. She died from a long-term illness, according to a press release from Winterthur. At the former du …

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With weekend Artisan Market a success, Winterthur plans to do it again

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

About 4,000 people turned out over the weekend to see Winterthur’s first Artisan Market. Winterthur Museum’s Artisan Market will return next year. The inaugural event over the weekend was a raging success, despite Saturday temperatures in the 90s with a¬† heat index from 102 to 105. Even with those withering temps, a line of marketgoers stretched from the visitors center …