Louise du Pont Crowninshield: Preservation Pioneer

Join Preservation Delaware on Sunday, May 22 for an informative slide-illustrated lecture  exploring the life of Louise Crowninshield, the sister of Henry Francis du Pont.  Raised at Winterthur, she and her brother became well known collectors and scholars of Americana.  While Henry Francis du Pont was forming what would later become Winterthur Museum, Louise was helping to lay the groundwork for what would become America’s historic preservation movement.  Her work is recognized as having been of key importance to organizations such as the National Park Service and the Salem Maritime Complex.

Presenter Kim Burdick will be introduced by Walter Gallas, AICP, Director, Northeast Field Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.   The lecture will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the New Castle Court House Museum (in the Court Room), 211 Delaware Street in New Castle, Delaware.  It is sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Forum.

As seating is limited, advance registration is requested.  Please call 302.322.7100 or email admin@preservationde.org to register for this enlightening lecture on a remarkable woman.

Eleutherian Mills, Wilmington, DE

Kenmore, Fredericksburg, VA