Winterthur Museum at Christmas

I always hate to wait this long to post, search but I have been so busy, most everyone is this time of the year. The holidays always seem to come so quickly, no sooner the summer ends, and  they’re  right around the corner. So much to do, but so little time!

Living in an area so filled with history, there is always a lot going on. Winterthur is one of those fabulous places to visit any time of the year, but during the holidays it’s very special.

Henry Francis du Pont was an expert on early American furniture and decorative arts – particularly Federal furniture. He was a member of the prominent du Pont family.

Born at WinterthurDelaware, he was the only son of Henry Algernon du Pont, and Mary Pauline Foster to live to maturity. He studied horticulture at the Bussey Institution at Harvard University, graduating from Harvard in 1903.

A collector of Americana,  Henry Francis du Pont expanded his family estate from the 30 room house he inherited to the 175 room museum he established as the Winterthur Museum & Country Estate.  His premier collection of gorgeous American decorative arts,  is known to be the best in the world. Before he developed his antique collection, he was one of the premier breeders of Holstein-Freisien cattle in America. The Winterthur herd of dairy cattle was well known in farming and agricultural circles from the 1920s up until du Pont’s death in 1969. You might remember I wrote about the duPont dairy barn, probably 2 years or so ago, when it was being renovated and turned into a folk art museum. It was a known landmark in Delaware, and I painted it in my dining room mural in it’s original salmon color.

After Henry Francis du Pont’s death, the herd was sold, and much more emphasis was placed on promoting his antique collection.

If you ever get to Delaware, Winterthur is something you don’t want to miss seeing, and at Christmas time, it’s extra special.

Happy day


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