Mark Nardone, Communications Manager for Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library invited us to a COVID safe ‘Come Home for the Holidays’ celebration at Winterthur. This year you can enjoy the annual towering dried flower tree and a self-guided tour of the fifth floor featuring American decorative arts and the new exhibit ‘Lady of the House’ on Ruth DuPont, and outside with new fire pits with s’mores kits available, a collection of doors decorated with staff designed wreathes, sledding after a snowfall and special holiday winter decorations on the many estate outbuildings. Mark spoke about the estate lands, nearly a 1,000 acres of naturalistic gardens with wetlands and wildlife, including deer, eagles and migrating birds. He also discussed the museum’s collection of American decorative arts and the post-graduate programs they offer to scholars in material culture, design and art conservation. He invites us to visit the website for looks at past exhibitions, Lady of the House and a special historic look at how Black women have been depicted over the decades. Finally, he gave us the plans for after the holidays wrap January 3, the estate will be open week’s this year during January and February.
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