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de Grummond Hosting Holiday Themed Events

Updated: Nov 30, 2023

A Joyful Christmastime with Tasha Tudor

Friday, December 8 at 2 p.m.

McCain Library and Archives Woods Room


Tasha Tudor scholar, Jeanette Chandler Knazek, will present a talk on Tudor's Christmas artwork. Knazek has enjoyed Tudor's writings and illustrations for many years and has presented the author and illustrator's talents to audiences all around the United States and the world. 


Attendees will be able to visit the new holiday-themed de Grummond exhibit as well as the Tasha Tudor Room.


Space is limited, so attendees must RSVP. The talk will be livestreamed on Facebook

RSVP to Karlie Herndon


Tasha Tudor (1915-2008), a prolific children’s book illustrator who published over 100 books during her lifetime, remains well known for her books as well as her early American 1830s New England lifestyle and the pleasures of a simple life. Tasha was awarded her first Caldecott Honor Award in 1945 for Mother Goose; a second in 1957 for 1 is One and the prestigious Regina Medal for Children’s Literature in 1971. She was awarded the Walter Cerf Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts by the Vermont Arts Council in 2004.


Holiday Tea

Saturday, December 9 from 2 to 5 p.m.

McCain Library and Archives, Second Floor


Everyone is invited to join us for a Holiday Tea! A new de Grummond Exhibit, “Take Joy: A de Grummond Holiday Exhibition,” will be open, as well as the Tasha Tudor Room, with some festive new additions to the dollhouse. While you’re there, you can have fun in the photo booth, visit with Curious Santa (stuffed George in his Christmas attire!), make an ornament, and color festive coloring pages. Refreshments, including hot tea, cider, hot chocolate, scones and cookies, will be served.


Holiday Cards and the Dual Lives of Illustrators

With Adam Trest

Thursday, December 14 at 5:30 p.m.

McCain Library and Archives, Woods Room


Join friend of de Grummond, artist and illustrator, Adam Trest, for a talk on holiday cards and the dual lives of illustrators.


Space is limited so an RSVP is required to attend. RSVP to Karlie HerndonThe talk will be livestreamed on Facebook


Adam Trest is an artist with a passion for all things Southern. His work evokes the heart of Southern folklore and traditions. A New York Times bestselling illustrator, Trest’s work can be found in the illustrations of children’s books, hanging in the homes of his collectors worldwide, and in multiple home decor lines available nationwide. Regardless of the application, Trest’s work focuses on telling the story of life in the South.

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