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:

Award Chair – Robert McCracken Peck

Dinner Chair –  Robert J. Fleming

Dinner Committee – Penny Balkin Bach, Linda Bantel & David Hollenberg, Laura Haines Belman, Marigene H. Butler, William Bacon Carey, Susan & Willard Detweiler, Anne Downey & Edward A. Barnhart, Sally Elk, William H. Ewing, Susan Fleming, Beatrice W. B. Garvan, Christine Hilke, Sean Kelley, Janet & Lew Klein, Julia Leisenring, Paul W. Meyer, Diane Newbury, Susan Peck, Alice & John Randolph, Paul B. Redman, Marianne Shipley Rhoads, Louise & David Roselle, Tom Savage, Elizabeth Solomon, Victoria M. Steiger & Laurie D. Olin, Nancy & J. Randolph Williams, Ted & Stevie Wolf

 What is the Wyck-Strickland Award?


Jeff Groff
John M. (Jeff) Groff

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.

Please contact Mariel Rosati, Development and Programs Manager, with any questions about the event: 215.848.1690.

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