In time for the Winterthur Races, friends and associates prepared a loving video tribute to George A. “Frolic” Weymouth, the visionary conservationist, philanthropist, artist, and accomplished sportsman who died in late April at the age of 79.
He had long and intimate connections to both Winterthur and the Radnor Hunt Races. A lifelong resident of the Brandywine Valley, he led a carriage parade each year from his home, The Big Bend in Chadds Ford, Pa., to the Winterthur grounds.
In 1967, he and two associates purchased 47 acres of Chadds Ford threatened by industrial development, and that land formed the core of the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art. The Conservancy is the principal beneficiary of the Radnor races.
A graduate of Yale University, he was a protégé of Andrew Wyeth, a Brandywine Valley resident whose works grace the galleries of the Brandywine River Museum of Art, which opened in 1971.