Like the Read House, former family properties from Winterthur to the Main Line to the Oldfields estate in Indianapolis are now steered by nonprofit missions to benefit the wider community. How does that new use inform the decisions we make about preserving or reshaping them? Are they the same as public parks? What about the thousands of years of history that came before them?
As the Delaware Historical Society continues its own community planning initiative to make the Read House landscape vibrant for the next generation, expert panelists Dr. Emily Cooperman, Architectural Historican, David Rubin, Principal of DAVID RUBIN Land Collective, and Christ Strand, Director and CEO of the Winterthur Museum, Library & Garden, talk through these complicated questions.