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National park grant will help Winterthur restore gate house

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Winterthur Museum, Gardens and Library will match a $125,000 historic preservation grant from the National Park Service to restore its Old Gate House. It’s the only Delaware institution to receive any money from the grant. Located on the western edge of Winterthur along Kennett Pike (Route 52), the Old Gate House is a prominent and recognizable part of the estate. …

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5 area du Pont gardens celebrated in new book

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

A new book explores the rich heritage of five Delaware-area gardens that belonged to members of the du Pont family. “Du Pont Gardens of the Brandywine Valley” (Monacelli, $60 hardcover) looks at Hagley Museum and Library, Nemours Estate, Mt. Cuba Center, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and Longwood Gardens. Written by Marta McDowell and featuring photos by Larry Lederman, the …

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Winterthur offers $2 admission to SNAP members

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  Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library now offers $2 admission for up to four people¬† to those who receive the modern version of food stamps. The goal, through Museums for All and ACCESS Delaware, is to allow people who may not otherwise be able to afford admission a chance to visit regularly and enjoy the art, nature and history¬† Winterthur …

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Winterthur brings back its Artisan Market July 16-17

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  Winterthur’s Artisan Market will return July 16-17 with more than 100 vendors scattered in five locations around the grounds. Guests can walk to them or ride a trolley along the garden pathway to quicker access, with entertainment giving the event more of an old-fashioned festival feel. Last year’s inaugural event was a raging success, partly because the 5,000-plus attendees …

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Winterthur names longtime gardening guru Chris Strand as new CEO

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

Winterthur‚Äôs longtime head of gardening has been named the estate‚Äôs new director   Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library broke a long tradition of searching for new blood to head the former du Pont estate by naming its longtime gardening chief Chris Strand as the new director and CEO. Strand had been serving as the Brown Harrington director of Garden and …