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Barbara Winther


Barbara Hunter Winther was born in Washington, D.C. and during her early childhood lived with her grandmother on an island in Maine. She graduated as an English Major, Art Minor, from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

An avid world traveler, Barbara has written numerous plays based on folklore from a multitude of cultures. Her award-winning books illuminate traditional cultures. Her hour-long musicals for children teach the value of working together
(see Old Bear Publishing). She also writes articles on travel, history and art. Grant and Barbara have been reps for the East Africa Wildlife Society (EAWLS) since 1988, when they lived four months on a shamba (farm) in upcountry Kenya.

For over twenty years Barbara has been a member of the South American Explorers Club. In 2002, she was elected to the prestigious Society of Woman Geographers. Besides traveling and writing, she enjoys playing tennis and doing volunteer work in her community. She lives with her husband Grant, a retired attorney, on an island near Seattle.

In October 2016, a reception was held at the Bainbridge Island Art Museum in honor of Barbara Winther's birthday and also Grant and Barbara's generous support of the Museum. On the second floor, there was an outstanding exhibit of Native American artwork which includes 15 pieces from the Winther's Native art collection.

Recommended! "Beautiful Bainbridge Island"
A treasured tour of the Island in color photographs by friend and editor Kathryn Keve.
Available at Eagle Harbor Books, Bainbridge Island

" These lovely photographs of landscapes, harbors, gardens, contemporary and historical icons
are sure to be treasured!" —Barbara Winther

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