Art, Landscape, and Heritage: Winterthur and the Brandywine Valley
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Join us as we explore the wonderful legacy of American material culture, gardens, and history amidst the lush rolling hills of the Brandywine Valley. The du Pont family made their initial fortune along the Brandywine River, and numerous estates provide a lasting legacy to their ambitious invocation of the country house era. The iconic Winterthur is chief among them, where we enjoy a wide-ranging introduction to the house, collections, library, and landscape. The nearby historic house meccas of Odessa and New Castle beckon us, as do the incredible resources of the Brandywine River Museum, Longwood Gardens, Hagley, and Nemours. As we engage with new research, sift through local history, and savor springtime blooms, this Americana weekend of furniture, fine art, and flowers is not one to miss.