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Bus Trip: Yultide and Jackie Kennedy at Winterthur
NOTE: TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT, DOWNLOAD A REGISTRATION FORM AND SEND TO SUSAN LEINBERGER AS INDICATED ON THE FORM.
Registration deadline is November 15.
Kick off your holidays in grand style with a day spent visiting a special destination. We’ll begin at Winterthur to view the traditional holiday décor. Winterthur’s traditional Yuletide at Winterthur tour shows off the opulent holiday décor of Du Pont’s former home, including family rooms and the unique dried-flower tree that features some 60 varieties of greenery and blooms.
Our day at Winterthur is enhanced by a special exhibition that tells the story of an unusual yet historic partnership between Jacqueline Kennedy and collector Henry Francis du Pont who was appointed in 1961 to lead the first lady’s project to restore the White House interiors. Jacqueline Kennedy and H. F. du Pont:
From Winterthur to the White House includes artifacts, archives, and images that chronicle the behind-the-scenes collaboration that transformed the White House from a mere public residence into a museum—with help from some of the most celebrated interior designers of the 20th century. We’ll have the opportunity to follow Jackie Kennedy’s route as she toured Winterthur with HF DuPont in 1961.
Determined to make the White House a repository of American history, Kennedy tapped Du Pont to chair her White House committee. He then invited her to Winterthur to examine his collection and methods of acquiring, preserving, and documenting artifacts. This is a self-paced tour with docents available to answer questions.
There will be time to visit the “cottage” gift shop& bookstore, and transport to the café on your own is by Winterthur shuttle. Lunch is on your own today in the Winterthur cafe.
Trip price per person: $78.00; non member $80.
Price includes: motorcoach transportation; admission to Winterthur, driver tip and snacks/water/coffee.
Departs from Lancaster Shopping Center at 8:30 AM & returning at approximately 4:00 PM. Arrival is at 10 am and departure at approximately 2- 2:30 pm.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM
Lancaster Shopping Center
1625 Lititz Pike
Registration is not Required