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Evelyn Swensson Book Signing Event, June 12 at Cokesbury June 03 2014

Evelyn Swensson will be reading from her forthcoming book Notes - My Serendipitous Life With Music on June 12 at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, DE. After the reading, a special signed edition of the book will be available for purchase.

Cokesbury Village is located at 726 Loveville Rd, Hockessin, DE 19707

Evelyn Swensson Honored As Distinguished Alumna By Ward Belmont School June 02 2014

Evelyn Swensson, the Author of the forthcoming Notes - My Serendipitous Life With Music was honored as a “trailblazer” on May 2 at the Ward Belmont/Halperth Hall Reunion Weekend. Swensson was honored for “serving as an example for other women, having attained unusual success in highly competitive fields, and/or being nationally recognized for vision, skill, and commitment to making things happen.”       (Evelyn Swensson, second from left)

Celebrated Cultural Destination, Winterthur, Purchases Thomas Jefferson's Enlightenment - Paris 1785 May 22 2014

Commonwealth is pleased to announce that Winterthur, the premier museum of American decorative arts, has made a bulk purchase of James Thompson's Thomas Jefferson's Enlightenment - Paris, 1785.

The former childhood home of Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969), Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) has a collection of printed books and periodicals that contains more than 100,000 volumes and approximately 20,000 rare American and European imprints. Winterthur also houses nearly 90,000 objects made or used in America between about 1640 and 1860. The collection is displayed in the magnificent 175-room house, much as it was when the du Pont family lived there, as well as in permanent and changing exhibition galleries.

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