• Yuletide Jazz & Wine for the evening of November 26 has been cancelled.
• Yuletide house tours sold out for November 28 and December 6 & 7. Limited tickets for Costumes of Downton Abbey still available.
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Week of Oct 1 — Oct 6
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Tue, Oct 1
10:00 am to 12:00 pm History Through Fiction Book Club

During this three-month series, we will discuss classic and new works that illuminate American life and examine relevant objects from the Winterthur collection. This month's book is The President's Lady: A Novel about Rachel and Andrew Jackson. Registration required by September 23. $20 Member. $30 nonmember for the entire three-month series.
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9:00 am to 4:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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Wed, Oct 2
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Conservation Clinic

Learn more about the condition, care, and recommended treatment for your antique! By appointment only (call 302.888.4786). Free admission.
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11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Demo: "Tree Planting"

Join Kevin Braun, arborist, in discussing reasons for planting trees, the proper tree in the proper location, and the do's and don'ts of tree planting. He will demonstrate the proper planting of a tree. Members free. Included with admission.
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9:00 am to 4:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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10:30 am to 11:30 am WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur

On the first Thursday of each month, join us for stories related to Winterthur's museum or garden. This early childhood literacy series incorporates active learning through music, movement, and the exploration of objects in a warm and welcoming setting. Members and children under 2 free. Included with admission.
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Thu, Oct 3
9:00 am to 4:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Design Days in the Museum Store

Let Sandy Brown, interior designer, help solve your decorating dilemmas. Bring in pictures, swatches, measurements, pillows or sketched room layouts of the problem area. Her quick suggestions will help transform your room from a dilemma to a delight. Find her each Thursday in the Museum Store.
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Fri, Oct 4
9:00 am to 4:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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10:30 am to 12:00 pm Tummy Time!

This drop-in program for infants and their caregivers provides an opportunity for babies to explore new things and for grown-ups to meet new people. Pick up a basket filled with items that will introduce babies to different textures, sounds, and patterns. Spread a blanket on the floor of the galleries and enjoy learning together. Afterwards, grab a quick lunch at the Visitor Center or take a relaxing walk in the garden. Members and children under 2 free. Included with admission.
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Sat, Oct 5
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Truck and Tractor Day!

Join us this fall for a day filled with lots of large equipment sure to delight the wheel-oriented kids in your household. Explore antique tractors, the Winterthur fire truck, and more. Winterthur Fire Company apparel available for purchase. Included in general admission; members free.
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1:30 pm to 2:00 pm The Look of Love Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk at 1:30 & 2:30 pm. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:30 pm to 3:00 pm The Look of Love Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk at 1:30 & 2:30 pm. Members free. Included with admission.
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9:30 am to 12:30 pm Teacher Workshop: "Common Destinations"

Learn about the many ways maps served as social, educational, and political objects for men, women, and children. We'll also discuss the importance of maps in contemporary culture and try a few map-related activities you can use in your classroom.Advance registration is required. Call 800.448.3883 to register. Attendance is limited to 30 participants. $10 per person, Members free. Credit is available for Delaware teachers through the Delaware Teacher Center.
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11:30 am to 12:00 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Test your geography skills through puzzles and games and explore other map-related themes when you stop by this interactive cart that accompanies the exhibition Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, Oct 6
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm The Look of Love Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk at 1:30 & 2:30 pm. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:30 pm to 3:00 pm The Look of Love Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk at 1:30 & 2:30 pm. Members free. Included with admission.
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11:30 am to 12:00 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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Week of Oct 7 — Oct 13
Mon, Oct 7
Tue, Oct 8
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm My Favorite Things Tour: Ceramics and Glass

Go behind-the-scenes with Winterthur's curators to discover the secrets and treasures of the museum, Galleries, and collection storage areas. This month's tour focuses on ceramics and glass with Curator Leslie Grigsby. Reservations encouraged. Space is limited. $15 per nonmember. $10 per Member. Free for Benefactor Member level and above.
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Wed, Oct 9
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Walk: "Fall Color on Oak Hill"

Please join horticulturist Jessica Tsakiris as she guides you through a walking tour of Oak Hill highlighting plants with good fall color. Members free. Included with admission.
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6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Ikebana Class

Learn the principles of this wonderful Asian art form in a class taught by Midori Tanimune. Please bring your own clippers. Containers will be provided. Registration required. $55 per Member. $70 per nonmember
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Thu, Oct 10
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Lecture: "The Garden in View: Digital Photography at Winterthur"

Join one of Winterthur's garden photographers, Jeannette Lindvig, senior house and garden guide, for a presentation and discussion on her use of composition and technique along with garden photography basics and special tricks that will complement your own pictorial accomplishments. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Design Days in the Museum Store

Let Sandy Brown, interior designer, help solve your decorating dilemmas. Bring in pictures, swatches, measurements, pillows or sketched room layouts of the problem area. Her quick suggestions will help transform your room from a dilemma to a delight. Find her each Thursday in the Museum Store.
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Fri, Oct 11
8:30 am to 4:30 pm Conference: "Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience"

Join us at this two-day conference for fascinating lectures and workshops that will take you on a guided journey through maps in everyday life, featuring discussions of maps as tools and spectacles, as disposable knickknack and art objects, as sources of fantasy, and as the glue for social community.
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8:30 am to 7:00 pm Conference: "Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience"

Join us at this two-day conference for fascinating lectures and workshops that will take you on a guided journey through maps in everyday life, featuring discussions of maps as tools and spectacles, as disposable knickknack and art objects, as sources of fantasy, and as the glue for social community.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Save 25% Off Selected Maps Items

Save 25% off select map items in the Museum Store through October 13.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Crafternoon: "Fabric Dyeing"

See beautiful eighteenth- and nineteenth-century fabrics dyed with natural materials, then use natural dyes to make your own silk scarf. Members only. $10 per person. Registration required by one week prior to each meeting.
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Sat, Oct 12
8:30 am to 4:30 pm Conference: "Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience"

Join us at this two-day conference for fascinating lectures and workshops that will take you on a guided journey through maps in everyday life, featuring discussions of maps as tools and spectacles, as disposable knickknack and art objects, as sources of fantasy, and as the glue for social community.
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8:30 am to 7:00 pm Conference: "Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience"

Join us at this two-day conference for fascinating lectures and workshops that will take you on a guided journey through maps in everyday life, featuring discussions of maps as tools and spectacles, as disposable knickknack and art objects, as sources of fantasy, and as the glue for social community.
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1:30 pm to 2:00 pm The Look of Love Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk at 1:30 & 2:30 pm. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:30 pm to 3:00 pm The Look of Love Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk at 1:30 & 2:30 pm. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Second Saturdays Garden Walk: "Autumn Color, Flowers, and Fruits"

Join Winterthur's horticulture staff for monthly garden walks highlighting interesting and seldom seen parts of the Winterthur landscape. Weather permitting. Wear comfortable shoes.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Save 25% Off Selected Maps Items

Save 25% off select map items in the Museum Store through October 13.

11:30 am to 12:00 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Test your geography skills through puzzles and games and explore other map-related themes when you stop by this interactive cart that accompanies the exhibition Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, Oct 13
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Be Tween Tour

Tweens and their moms explore objects related to a different theme.
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1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Be Tween Tour

Tweens and their moms explore objects related to a different theme.
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1:30 pm to 2:00 pm The Look of Love Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk at 1:30 & 2:30 pm. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:30 pm to 3:00 pm The Look of Love Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk at 1:30 & 2:30 pm. Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Save 25% Off Selected Maps Items

Save 25% off select map items in the Museum Store through October 13.

11:30 am to 12:00 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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Week of Oct 14 — Oct 20
Mon, Oct 14
10:00 am to 5:30 pm Members-Only Shopping Day

Enjoy this exclusive shopping opportunity in the Museum Store and Bookstore.
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Tue, Oct 15
10:00 am to 5:30 pm Registration Deadline for Pages of Time Book Club

Register now for Pages of Time Mother & Daughter Book Club.
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Wed, Oct 16
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Talk: "The Care of Young Trees"

Join Kevin Braun, arborist, in discussing how to "parent" a newly planted tree or young tree that has found a home in your garden. He will discuss everything from watering, pruning, and nutrient management to getting your young tree off on the right path!
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Thu, Oct 17
10:30 am to 11:30 am Squeaky Wheels

Bring your toddlers for kid-friendly walks in the garden and Galleries every first Wednesday of the month, March-October. Members and children under 2 free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Design Days in the Museum Store

Let Sandy Brown, interior designer, help solve your decorating dilemmas. Bring in pictures, swatches, measurements, pillows or sketched room layouts of the problem area. Her quick suggestions will help transform your room from a dilemma to a delight. Find her each Thursday in the Museum Store.
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Fri, Oct 18
10:00 am to 5:30 pm Trunk Show

Trunk show in the Galleries Reception Area through October 20.
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Sat, Oct 19
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm The Look of Love Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk at 1:30 & 2:30 pm. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:30 pm to 3:00 pm The Look of Love Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk at 1:30 & 2:30 pm. Members free. Included with admission.
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3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Afternoon Tea in the Visitor Center

Join us for tea and light fare in the Visitor Center. Call 302.888.4826 for reservations. $30 per person, children under 12 are half price. By reservation only.
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10:00 am to 5:30 pm Trunk Show

Trunk show in the Galleries Reception Area through October 20.
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11:30 am to 12:00 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Test your geography skills through puzzles and games and explore other map-related themes when you stop by this interactive cart that accompanies the exhibition Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, Oct 20
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm The Look of Love Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk at 1:30 & 2:30 pm. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:30 pm to 3:00 pm The Look of Love Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk at 1:30 & 2:30 pm. Members free. Included with admission.
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3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Afternoon Tea in the Visitor Center

Join us for tea and light fare in the Visitor Center. Call 302.888.4826 for reservations. $30 per person, children under 12 are half price. By reservation only.
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10:00 am to 5:30 pm Trunk Show

Trunk show in the Galleries Reception Area through October 20.
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11:30 am to 12:00 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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Week of Oct 21 — Oct 27
Mon, Oct 21
Tue, Oct 22
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Lecture:"Lust and Love: The Eye Miniature with Elle Shushan"

Surrounding these mysterious portraits are the secret stories of the elite of Georgian England-Devonshire, Derby, Melbourne, and, of course, the Royals, revealing the fashions and artists of the society that created the lover's eye trend. Members free.
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Wed, Oct 23
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Walk: "Fall-Flowering Camellias"

Join Linda Eirhart, assistant director and curator of plants, to learn about this breeding work, a camellia's requirements, and the cultivars available. Enjoy a short walk to see our recent planting of white-flowering cultivars. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, Oct 24
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Lecture: "Winterthur's Map Treasures Revealed: Gems from the Collection

This talk with Catharine Dann Roeber, Elizabeth and Robert Owens Curatorial Fellow, Ph.D., will feature gems from the collection that are often hidden in boxes or tucked in corners of the period rooms. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Design Days in the Museum Store

Let Sandy Brown, interior designer, help solve your decorating dilemmas. Bring in pictures, swatches, measurements, pillows or sketched room layouts of the problem area. Her quick suggestions will help transform your room from a dilemma to a delight. Find her each Thursday in the Museum Store.
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Fri, Oct 25
Sat, Oct 26
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm The Look of Love Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk at 1:30 & 2:30 pm. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:30 pm to 3:00 pm The Look of Love Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk at 1:30 & 2:30 pm. Members free. Included with admission.
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11:30 am to 12:00 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Test your geography skills through puzzles and games and explore other map-related themes when you stop by this interactive cart that accompanies the exhibition Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, Oct 27
10:00 am to 2:00 pm Witch's Brew Brunch

Join us for a Halloween brunch full of delicious food. Reservations required. Please call 302.888.4826 or make your reservations using the OpenTable widget on this page. Adults $27.95;children under 12 are 50% off. Winterthur admission is not included. Winterthur members receive a 10% discount on up to 4 people.
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1:30 pm to 2:00 pm The Look of Love Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk at 1:30 & 2:30 pm. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:30 pm to 3:00 pm The Look of Love Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk at 1:30 & 2:30 pm. Members free. Included with admission.
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11:30 am to 12:00 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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Week of Oct 28 — Oct 31
Mon, Oct 28
Tue, Oct 29
Wed, Oct 30
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Demo: "From Cuttings to Cornucopia"

Len Elwell, garden guide and flower arranger, will demonstrate floral designs in cornucopias, fireside baskets, and other containers. Members free. Included with admission.
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12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Lecture: "Timbuctoo: Collaborative Archaeology Project at an African-American Community"

Chris Barton, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Anthropology, Temple University, speaks on the dynamic African-American community in New Jersey in the 1820s. Members free. Included with admission.
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6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Workshop: "The Art and Craft of Inlay"

This demonstration with Stephen Latta, professor, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, will demystify many of the techniques employed by these early masters while providing insights into the working conditions of late 18th and early 19th century cabinet shops. $50 per Member. $65 per nonmember.
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Thu, Oct 31
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Design Days in the Museum Store

Let Sandy Brown, interior designer, help solve your decorating dilemmas. Bring in pictures, swatches, measurements, pillows or sketched room layouts of the problem area. Her quick suggestions will help transform your room from a dilemma to a delight. Find her each Thursday in the Museum Store.
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