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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 …

Delaware's first ever tree-school is happening this week with plans to hold more throughout the state.

Tree-climbing school offers mental, physical challenges

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

  Winterthur is helping folks channel their adventurous side this week with the state‚Äôs first tree-climbing school.¬† In a culmination of mental fortitude meets physical endurance, the three-day event, ending Wednesday, will train 27 people to safely climb trees, while also teaching the basics of proper pruning techniques. Pruning is a practice involving the selective removal of certain parts of …

Winterthur gingerbread model

Winterthur adds 150 pounds of sweet to Yuletide

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  A 150-pound gingerbread recreation of the Winterthur mansion will greet guests heading out on its Yuletide tour this year. The gingerbread house, which sits on a 4-foot-by-8-foot base, was delivered Thursday by Bredenbeck’s Bakery of Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania. Its cakes have been featured on TLC and the Food Network. Diana Anello, head sugar artist for Bredenbeck’s, said she wasn’t …

Winterthur Artisan Market

Winterthur’s Artisan Market: Where to find the goods

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

    Two days weren’t enough last summer to make it through all the booths at Winterthur Museum’s inaugural Artisan Market, but guests can try again Saturday and Sunday. They’ll have their jobs cut out for them, though: This year’s event will have more than 100 vendors, up from last year. The second annual version opens Saturday at 9 a.m. …

Happy Hours at area museums and gardens

Outdoor happy hours reopen at area museums, gardens

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

    If you crave a drink at the end of your workday and want to have it in a lovely outdoors spot, many area museums and gardens can offer you just that. Here are some to try: Nemours Estate The former home and garden of A.I. du Pont, at 1600 Rockland Road in Wilmington, is offering Third Thursday summer …

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Winterthur’s Jackie Kennedy exhibit now open

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Winterthur’s new exhibit is touted as the behind-the-scenes story of the White House restoration in 1961-62. Winterthur Museum will be sprinkled with a bit of fairy dust from Camelot throughout the rest of the year. The estate on Saturday opened its new exhibit, “Jacqueline Kennedy and Henry Francis du Pont: From Winterthur to the White House,” touted as the behind-the-scenes …