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Following is a sampling of recent events at Stonegates:

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  • May 2nd - Wilmington Garden Day Tour

    We are honored to be asked to be on the 2020 Wilmington Garden Day tour. This is a springtime tradition in the Brandywine Valley and this year will be the 73rd annual tour. It is…

  • February 25th Wine & Cheese Tasting

    This tasting we will be featuring the "World’s Best Cheese" which was awarded in Bergamo, Italy this past October. This cheese was produced at the Rogue Creamery in Central Point, Oregon.  It was the first…

  • This Spring - pianist Enrique Graf returns!

    Internationally acclaimed pianist Enrique Graf will be performing in our living room this spring. Mr. Graf is one the world’s premiere virtuosos equally sought after as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. He has been…

  • June 18th - David Hoopes

    Please join us on Thursday, June 18thas we welcome our speaker, David Hoopes. David will share with us his first-hand experience investigatingPan Am flight 103, also called Lockerbie bombing, where the passenger airliner operated by Pan…

  • November 16, 2019- Tapestry

    At a time when the Shenandoah town of Winchester, Virginia has recently enlarged its historic district, another celebration of this lovely old town and Frederick County has been completed. Some twenty years ago, the town’s…

  • October 17, 2019 - Trolley Tour

    Join us for our Trolley Tour. We have arranged to have 14 homes open and on tour. 

  • September 10, 2019 - Nathan Field - Lecture Wilmington During WW2

    Delaware’s largest city played a significant role in the American war effort during the Second World War. As a manufacturing stronghold, its factories were critical for building ships and other heavy industrial equipment needed to…

  • July 19. 2019 - Pickle Ball Clinic

    Join us for a Pickle Ball clinic on Friday, July 19th. We will have 4 instructors here to demonstrate how to play Pickle Ball. 

  • June 28, 2019 Piano Concert with Oxana Harlamova

    Join us in the Living Room as we welcome back, Oxana Harlamova on piano. Dr. Harlamova was graduated from the Academy of Music in Chişinău, Moldova, with the degree of Master of Music in Piano…

  • May 21, 2019- The Brandywine Zoo Director, Brint Spencer

    Join us as we welcome our guest speaker, Brint Spencer. Brint is the Director of the Brandywine Zoo. The zoo has just unveiled its 13 million dollar master plan to win back visitors. Learn what…

  • March 13, 2019 Brew Ha Ha Alisa Markidis

    Join us in the Terrace Room on Wednesday, March 13th as we learn what it takes to run several  successful coffee shops in town. 

  • February 21, 2019 Delaware Art Museum

    Join us in the Terrace Room on as we welcome the Executive Director of the Delaware Art Museum, Sam Sweet. Learn what the future has in store for our Delaware Art Museum.

  • January 24, 2019 - Pam Cornforth

    Join us in the Terrace Room as we welcome our guest speaker, Pam Cornforth.  Pam is the executive director of the Ronald McDonald House.

  • December 6, 2018 - Michael Podmaniczky

    “Two Chairs (or maybe…three?)" In 1857 William Morris commissioned a group of furniture for the apartments that he shared with Edward Burne-Jones and Dante Gabriel Rossetti in Red Lion Square. The objects were stylistically “Arthurian”…

  • October 9, 2018 - Carol Cadou Director and CEO of Winterthur Museum

    Tuesday, October 9th our speaker will be the newly appointed Charles F. Montgomery Director and CEO of Winterthur Museum, Carol Cadou. Ms. Cadou will be sharing with us her vision for the future of the Winterthur…

  • September 6, 2018- Kevin Reilly, a former NFL and Philadelphia Eagle Football Linebacker

    Kevin Reilly was living a charmed life. He had fulfilled his lifelong dream of playing in the NFL, for his beloved Philadelphia Eagles. Then, a rare tumor in his shoulder had him undergo a radical…

  • August 23, 2018- Mack McElroy from NASA's Johnson Space Center

    Join us in the Terrace Room as we welcome Mark W. (MACK) McElroy, PhD from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.  Mack will be discussing with us the Orion program. This program is NASA's current…

  • June 23, 2018 - Enrique Graf

    Internationally acclaimed pianist Enrique Graf will be performing in our living room on Saturday, June 23rd. Mr. Graf is one the world’s premiere virtuosos equally sought after as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. He…

  • June 13, 2018 - Lenny Wilson

    Join us in the Terrace Room as we welcome, Lenny Wilson is the Associate Director of Development for the Delaware Center for Horticulture.  tA Botanical Shoemaker by training, Lenny uses traditional methods and materials to unify…

  • April 20, 2018 - Katie Eagleson singer

    Singing the classics from the Great American Song Book, we welcome back Katie Eagleson.  Since the beginning of her professional career, Katie has been the featured vocalist in many ensembles, ranging from duos to Big…

“Two Chairs (or maybe…three?)"

In 1857 William Morris commissioned a group of furniture for the apartments that he shared with Edward Burne-Jones and Dante Gabriel Rossetti in Red Lion Square. The objects were stylistically “Arthurian” in keeping with the sensibilities of the Pre-Raphaelites. Two chairs, prominent in the group, were acquired by the Delaware Art Museum in 1997. A mysterious third chair that surfaced in a Belgian flea market in 2010 will be presented, compared and contrasted with the documented chairs, and a probable resolution to the mystery will be offered. 

Mike Podmaniczky was in the first graduating class of the Conservation Analytical Laboratory’s Furniture Conservation Program in Washington, DC, receiving a certificate from the Smithsonian Institution and an M.A. in Decorative Arts Conservation from Antioch University in 1990. He received a B.A. in Studio Art with departmental honors in 1970 from Kenyon College. He is a past chairman of the Wooden Artifacts Group of the AIC and is a professional associate of the AIC. His experience prior to studying conservation was as a machinist and model maker and then as a furniture maker, foundry patternmaker and boat builder.

After 21 years at Winterthur, Mike accepted a 3 year position as Head of the Furniture and Related Objects Conservation Program at West Dean College/ University of Sussex, Chichester, England. He currently maintains a private conservation practice.

 

Stonegates Retirement Community, 4031 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807-2047

Tel: (302) 658-6200 | Fax: (302) 658-1510

© Copyright 2021 Greenville Retirement Community, LLC. All rights reserved.

 

Stonegates Retirement Community, 4031 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807-2047

Tel: (302) 658-6200 | Fax: (302) 658-1510

© Copyright 2021 Greenville Retirement Community, LLC. All rights reserved.

Stonegates Retirement Community, 4031 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807-2047

Tel: (302) 658-6200 | Fax: (302) 658-1510

© Copyright 2021 Greenville Retirement Community, LLC. All rights reserved.

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