Upcoming Events

October 2, 2014 - 6:00pm
Maryland-made objects and woodwork were among Henry Francis du Pont’s greatest treasures. The du Ponts’ expansive beach house in Southampton, Long Island was called Chestertown House after the Maryland town which yielded woodwork for its primary reception room. In expanding the house at Winterthur during his building campaign of 1929-31, H. F. du Pont incorporated historic woodwork from Maryland houses in many rooms. The woodwork for his bedroom came from a house in Cecil County while the Marlboro room is a composite of paneling from Patuxent Manor in Calvert County. From Wye House on the Eastern Shore is the mahogany billiard table made in Annapolis in the late eighteenth century. This lecture will examine furniture, portraits, silver, and textiles among Winterthur’s holdings from The Old Line State.

October 4, 2014 - 6:30pm
Join us on the evening of October 4th for a rowdy celebration of Baltimore’s historic waterways, watermen, and the goods that kept them going: Pipes & Ports!

November 6, 2014 - 6:00pm
From the time that European and English explorers began to colonize the New World, artists and mapmakers created visions of the American landscape that fueled the European imagination. They depicted a wilderness inhabited by exotic species and people they regarded as savage. These images provided fertile ground upon which Europeans could project their own beliefs and aspirations, supplying them with powerful tools for propaganda. Gradually, colonials themselves began to play a larger role in shaping an image of America. This talk explores how visual images depicting the south and those who lived within its bounds defined the cultural landscape of the region.