Santa brings back many beloved area Christmas traditions

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens’ 2021 Christmas display focuses on a Fire and Ice theme. Photo by Becca Mathias   Christmas tours and displays that were curtailed or eliminated by the pandemic last year are back in more of the holiday spirit this year. Some features are still on hold, and masking and social distancing may limit attendance and activities.  (Edwards Christmas Village, …

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Winterthur names longtime gardening guru Chris Strand as new CEO

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Winterthur’s longtime head of gardening has been named the estate’s 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 …

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Longtime Winterthur Museum curator Linda Eaton dies

Betsy Price Culture, 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 Price Culture, 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 …