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  • Press Releases Archives - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    January 4 February 29 and reopens March 1 with a full slate of new exhibitions house tours and programs Visit Admission Packages Spring at Winterthur Calendar of Events Hours Directions Plan Your Visit Moving About the Grounds Special Needs Access Group Visits Transportation to Winterthur Visiting the Brandywine Valley Press Room Winterthur in the News Archives Press Releases Archives Tours Current Tours Upcoming Tours Group Tours Plan Your Visit Group Rates Reserve Group Tours Visiting Tips Group Dining and Shopping Directions and Parking Accessibility Visiting the Brandywine Valley Frequently Asked Questions Student Groups Virtual Tour Press Room Winterthur in the News Archives Press Releases Archives About Winterthur The du Pont Family in America Newsletter Signup Press Room Winterthur in the News Archives Press Releases Archives Suggestion Box History of Winterthur About H F du Pont Fast Facts Get to Know Us Employment Full time Positions Part time Temporary Positions Paid Internship Positions Employment FAQ Subscribe to Job Notices Volunteer Internships Subscribe to Volunteer Opportunities Dining Monthly Specials Promotions About Restaurant Associates Press Room Winterthur in the News Archives Press Releases Archives Weddings Corporate Entertaining Visit About Winterthur Press Room Press Releases Archives Press Releases Archives These are archived press releases Visit the Press Room to see recent press releases Truck and Tractor Day 2013 Lady Henrietta Spencer Churchill is Keynote Speaker at 50th Annual Delaware Antiques Show The Look of Love Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection Winterthur Receives Grants from Institute of Museum and Library Services Winterthur Establishes Inaugural Wendell D Garrett Award Unique Family Programming Offered at Winterthur Delaware Antiques Show Ticket Sales Begin Terrific Tuesdays at Winterthur Winterthur s Farm Stand Opens for the 2013 Season Winterthur is Free on the Fourth for Independence Day Terrific Tuesdays Invite Junior Conservators to Winterthur Music Along the Bank Featuring

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  • Suggestion Box - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    Membership Member Tips and Resources Benefits of Membership Join or Renew Gift Membership Member Activities Support Winterthur Current Initiatives Henry Francis du Pont Collectors Circle Winterthur Garden and Landscape Society WGLS Planned Giving Annual Giving Corporate Sponsorship Business Associates Ways to Give Donor Report Shop Museum Stores Special Offers Events Shop Online Bookstore Online Prints on Demand Licensed Products Winterthur Design Associates Winterthur is closed to the public January 4 February 29 and reopens March 1 with a full slate of new exhibitions house tours and programs Visit Admission Packages Spring at Winterthur Calendar of Events Hours Directions Plan Your Visit Moving About the Grounds Special Needs Access Group Visits Transportation to Winterthur Visiting the Brandywine Valley Suggestion Box Tours Current Tours Upcoming Tours Group Tours Plan Your Visit Group Rates Reserve Group Tours Visiting Tips Group Dining and Shopping Directions and Parking Accessibility Visiting the Brandywine Valley Frequently Asked Questions Student Groups Virtual Tour Suggestion Box About Winterthur The du Pont Family in America Newsletter Signup Press Room Winterthur in the News Archives Press Releases Archives Suggestion Box History of Winterthur About H F du Pont Fast Facts Get to Know Us Employment Full time Positions Part time Temporary

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  • History of Winterthur - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    Winterthur History of Winterthur History of Winterthur 1800 Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours sons Victor Marie and Eleuthère Irénée and their families arrive in America 1802 The du Pont family settles in the Brandywine Valley E I du Pont establishes gunpowder manufactory E I du Pont de Nemours Co 1810 E I du Pont purchases four tracts of land forming the nucleus of what later becomes Winterthur 1834 E I du Pont dies and leaves the property to his children 1837 Jacques Antoine Bidermann and his wife Evelina a daughter of E I du Pont purchase the property from the other siblings and begin construction on a 12 room house They name it Winterthur after Bidermann s ancestral home in Switzerland 1839 Jacques Antoine and Evelina du Pont Bidermann move into the house at Winterthur 1863 Evelina du Pont Bidermann dies 1865 Jacques Antoine Bidermann dies 1867 Gen Henry du Pont brother of Evelina purchases Winterthur from his nephew James Irénée Bidermann son of Jacques and Evelina for his own son Col Henry Algernon du Pont 1876 Col Henry Algernon and Pauline Foster du Pont who married in 1874 settle at Winterthur 1877 Louise Evelina du Pont is born to Col Henry Algernon and Pauline Foster du Pont 1880 Henry Francis du Pont is born to Col Henry Algernon and Pauline Foster du Pont 1889 Gen Henry du Pont dies Col Henry Algernon inherits Winterthur 1899 H F du Pont enters Harvard 1902 Col Henry Algernon du Pont adds a new façade and library wing to the existing building at Winterthur Pauline Foster du Pont dies 1903 H F du Pont graduates from Harvard and begins to manage the Winterthur household for his father 1909 H F du Pont takes over supervision of the garden and grounds 1914 H

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  • About H. F. du Pont - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    Volunteer Internships Subscribe to Volunteer Opportunities Dining Monthly Specials Promotions About Restaurant Associates About H F du Pont Weddings Corporate Entertaining Visit About Winterthur About H F du Pont Young Henry Francis with his sister Louise at Winterthur ca 1884 Henry Francis du Pont and Winterthur Henry Francis du Pont 1880 1969 the only son of Henry Algernon and Pauline du Pont was born at Winterthur and in his words always loved everything connected with it A member of Delaware s industrialist du Pont family he studied at New England s Groton School and later attended Harvard from 1899 to 1903 In 1901 he began taking courses at Bussey Institution Harvard s college of practical agriculture and horticulture and took his first trip abroad The Box Scroll Garden ca 1932 one of the formal garden areas at Winterthur By 1926 the Winterthur herd consisted of more than 300 registered Holsteins Garden and Grounds In 1906 du Pont s father was elected to the United States Senate Soon he ceded responsibility of supervising the Winterthur Garden to his son H F du Pont developed and improved the formal garden areas near the house and created the March Bank the first area of the garden with a naturalistic or wild design During these years before World War I du Pont traveled extensively to study the great gardens of Europe H F du Pont assumed responsibility for managing the Winterthur estate in 1914 developing Winterthur s farmland and raising a prizewinning herd of Holstein Friesian cows By 1925 Winterthur had its own turkey chicken sheep pig and dairy farms as well as vegetable and flower gardens greenhouses a sawmill a railroad station and a post office At Winterthur s height in the late 1920s the property encompassed more than 2 500 acres More

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  • Fast Facts - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    News Archives Press Releases Archives Suggestion Box History of Winterthur About H F du Pont Fast Facts Get to Know Us Employment Full time Positions Part time Temporary Positions Paid Internship Positions Employment FAQ Subscribe to Job Notices Volunteer Internships Subscribe to Volunteer Opportunities Dining Monthly Specials Promotions About Restaurant Associates Fast Facts Weddings Corporate Entertaining Visit About Winterthur Fast Facts Fast Facts Henry Francis du Pont was on the Board of Directors of the DuPont Company from 1915 to 1958 He was also a director of General Motors the Philadelphia Museum of Art the New York Botanical Garden and other cultural institutions and a trustee of the University of Delaware H F du Pont married Ruth Wales of New York on June 24 1916 Mr and Mrs du Pont had two daughters the late Ruth Lord Holmes and the late Pauline Louise du Pont Harrison Winterthur is situated on 982 acres including 60 acres of naturalistic garden It comprised 2 500 acres when it functioned as a working farm and estate There are 175 room displays in the museum and nearly 90 000 objects The collection spans two centuries of American decorative arts from 1640 to 1860 The Winterthur Library includes more than 87 000 volumes and approximately 500 000 manuscripts and images Winterthur s square footage Museum building rooms and offices 96 582 sq ft The Cottage home of H F du Pont after opening of the museum 21 345 sq ft The Galleries 35 000 sq ft 22 000 sq ft display area Research building 68 456 sq ft Visitor Center 18 755 sq ft The Winterthur house was electrified in 1891 The house was air conditioned in the early 1960s There are 50 nonworking fireplaces in the museum and the wing The fireplace chimneys are capped

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  • Get to Know Us - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    is entitled Elegant Entertaining and was inspired by the Cottage at Winterthur This smaller house where the du Ponts lived after Winterthur became a museum was elegantly appointed with French and English antiques and was often used for entertaining Meant to reflect the era of gracious entertaining Brown s living room has a warm glowing color palette with splashes of color rich silks and satins and includes crystal sconces porcelain urns and a marble fireplace surround When I was selected to design the living room I knew I wanted to create a space that exemplified beauty and elegance yet I also wanted to keep it fresh new warm and inviting noted Brown I imagined a space where a couple invites friends over for cocktails before going out for the evening to a play or to the opera When they return home they would sit by the fire with a glass of brandy Brown is a professional interior designer who joined Winterthur Design Associates in 2006 She works with clients all over the Delaware Valley and has recently launched a design by distance program called StyleBox which is available through Winterthur To learn more go to winterthur org design associates or call Sandy Brown at 302 888 4836 Jeff Groff Director of Public Programs Jeff Groff Judges 2011 Achievement Awards for the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia May 2011 The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia promotes the appreciation protection and appropriate use and development of the Philadelphia region s historic buildings communities and landscapes The Alliance s 18th annual Preservation Achievement Awards were announced recently with a luncheon honoring winners on May 17 The prestigious awards celebrate individuals organizations businesses and projects that exemplify outstanding achievement in the field of historic preservation throughout the region One of this year s winners Old Town Hall in downtown Wilmington Delaware is an example of excellent preservation work being done locally Owned by the Delaware Historical Society and restored by architecture firm Frens and Frens LLC Old Town Hall is a classic example of thoughtful architectural conservation says Jeff Groff director of public programs at Winterthur Groff who served as a judge for this year s Preservation Achievement Awards has been interested in historic preservation since he was a student at Winterthur in the 1970s He regularly lectures on architecture interiors and gardens as well as advocates for the preservation of key buildings and landscapes from the 18th century to the mid 20th century His many preservation activities include serving on previous Preservation Alliance awards panels serving on the Historic Architectural Review Board for Tredyffrin Township and being actively involved with the Lower Merion Conservancy for many years Lois Olcott Price New Publication by Director of Conservation January 2011 We are pleased to announce the publication of Line Shade and Shadow The Fabrication and Preservation of Architectural Drawings by Lois Olcott Price Winterthur s director of conservation As documents of the built environment as source material for historians and architects and as stunning works of art architectural drawings serve a wide and diverse audience Line Shade and Shadow explores the materials and techniques used in their fabrication while illustrating their evolution from the 18th through the 20th century The book examines the development of architectural design the architectural profession and the manufacturers that served its needs It also presents the challenges of and solutions for caring for these drawings which survive in great numbers in large often unstable formats Since 1991 Lois Price has pursued a long standing research interest in the fabrication and preservation of American architectural drawings She has received several grants and has lectured consulted and published widely on issues related to architectural drawings She serves as Assistant Winterthur Professor in the Winterthur University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation and holds masters degrees in art conservation and American material culture Line Shade and Shadow can be purchased online or in the Winterthur Bookstore Winterthur Members receive a 10 discount Award Winning Communications November 2010 On November 18 2010 the Brandywine Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals AFP presented Winterthur with three Excellence in Communications awards for outstanding contributions in the following categories magazine newsletter annual report and advertising Top honors were awarded for the Winterthur In Season Member newsletter the Winterthur In Review annual report and the three page Triplehorseplay ad that promoted the 2010 Point to Point Willowdale Steeplechase and Radnor Hunt Races The AFP s annual awards recognize and honor not for profit organizations whose communications demonstrate excellence quality creativity and effectiveness All not for profit organizations in the Brandywine Valley including Delaware southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey were invited to submit entries Submissions were judged by a panel of experts in the communications field Winning entries were on display at the AFP s annual Philanthropy Day held on November 18 2010 at the Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club Lynne Boyle Mary Anne Casey and Ida McCall represented Winterthur s Marketing and Communications Department and accepted the awards that day Congratulations to the department for their excellent work Brock Jobe Harbor Home Wins Historic New England Book Prize October 2010 We are delighted to announce that Harbor Home Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts 1710 1850 written by Winterthur professor Brock Jobe with Gary R Sullivan and Jack O Brien was the winner of the 16th annual Historic New England Book Prize Published in conjunction with Winterthur s Harbor Home exhibition the book presents informative essays and catalogue entries that explore the variety of furniture craftsmanship in southeastern Massachusetts during the 18th and 19th centuries Through meticulous scholarship and numerous stunning illustrations the authors chronicle the transformation of the landscape population and economy of the area Brock Jobe is a nationally recognized authority on American furniture and professor of American Decorative Arts at Winterthur s Program in American Material Culture Gary R Sullivan is president of Gary R Sullivan Antiques Inc and a specialist in early American clocks Jack O Brien did extensive research for the Southeastern Massachusetts

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  • Employment - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    Winterthur Visiting the Brandywine Valley Employment Full time Positions Part time Temporary Positions Paid Internship Positions Employment FAQ Subscribe to Job Notices Tours Current Tours Upcoming Tours Group Tours Plan Your Visit Group Rates Reserve Group Tours Visiting Tips Group Dining and Shopping Directions and Parking Accessibility Visiting the Brandywine Valley Frequently Asked Questions Student Groups Virtual Tour Employment Full time Positions Part time Temporary Positions Paid Internship Positions Employment FAQ Subscribe to Job Notices About Winterthur The du Pont Family in America Newsletter Signup Press Room Winterthur in the News Archives Press Releases Archives Suggestion Box History of Winterthur About H F du Pont Fast Facts Get to Know Us Employment Full time Positions Part time Temporary Positions Paid Internship Positions Employment FAQ Subscribe to Job Notices Volunteer Internships Subscribe to Volunteer Opportunities Dining Monthly Specials Promotions About Restaurant Associates Employment Full time Positions Part time Temporary Positions Paid Internship Positions Employment FAQ Subscribe to Job Notices Weddings Corporate Entertaining Visit About Winterthur Employment Welcome to Winterthur s Employment Opportunities Site Winterthur comprises an outstanding naturalistic garden the premier collection of American decorative and fine arts and a nationally renowned research library all in a historic BrandywineValley landscape of nearly 1 000 acres Winterthur s mission is to inspire enlighten and delight all of its visitors while preserving and enhancing its buildings and landscape its collections and programs and its history as a country place Winterthur considers its employees and volunteers to be among its greatest assets and provides them with the chance to develop their love of the arts and horticulture while contributing to the mission of the institution Working at Winterthur is a unique and rewarding opportunity offering a variety of career paths in a beautiful setting Winterthur employs full time part time and temporary employees in

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