The 30th annual Wyck-Strickland Award goes to John M. (Jeff) Groff!
Thursday, November 2, 2017 | at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Old City, Philadelphia
The 2017 Wyck-Strickland Committee (as of July 12, 2017):
Award Chair – Robert McCracken Peck
Dinner Chair – Robert J. Fleming
Dinner Committee – Susan Fleming, Janet and Lew Klein, Victoria M. Steiger and Laurie D. Olin, Penny Balkin Bache, Linda Bantel and David Hollenberg, Laura Haines Belman, Marigene H. Butler, William Bacon Carey, Susan and Willard Detweiler, Anne Downey and Edward Barnhart, Sally Elk, William H. Ewing, Beatrice W. B. Garvan, Christine Hilke, Sean Kelley, Julia Leisenring, Paul W. Meyer, Diane Newbury, Susan Peck, Alice and John Randolph, Paul B. Redman, Marianne Shipley Rhoads, Louise and David Roselle, Tom Savage, Elizabeth Solomon, Nancy and J. Randolph Williams, Stephanie G. and Ted Wolf
Currently the Director of Interpretation & Estate Historian at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Jeff previously served as the long-time Executive Director of Wyck Historic House and Garden. He has studied, written, and lectured on American country houses with an emphasis on country life and colonial revival design for more than forty years, and been active in the preservation community and with local historical organizations. Jeff served as co-curator of Winterthur’s highly successful exhibition Costumes of Downton Abbey and currently is completing a book with Winterthur’s retired Estate Historian Maggie Lidz on the back of the house servant spaces in large country houses and the various outbuildings, recreational facilities, and farm structures that made up a great estate.
Sponsorship and ticket info will be available online soon. Please contact Mariel Rosati, Development and Programs Manager, with any questions about the event: firstname.lastname@example.org/ 215.848.1690