Performances & Entertainment
Winterthur After Hours
On these special evenings celebrating the exhibition Made in the Americas, enjoy an eclectic mix of international music along with tastings and presenters. For purchase, Winterthur will serve snacks as well as cocktails, wine, and beer to complement the live entertainment. Join us in celebrating the cultural diversity of this exhibition! See specific times below.
Members $8. Nonmembers with general admission ticket is $8 upcharge. The Winterthur After Hours program is subject to change. Reservations encouraged, but not required.After 5:00 pm, admission for nonmembers without a general admission ticket is $15 (covers music and Galleries entry).
Museum Store will be open until 8:00 pm with 10% off purchases from 5:30–8:00 pm.
New Offering: Pay What You Wish Admission on April 20 and May 18!
Starting at 5:00 pm on April 20, Winterthur will introduce an occasional new offering allowing each attendee to “Pay What You Wish” in order to gain admission to our terrific array of programs that evening. Keep checking the website for additonal Pay What You Wish opportunities.
Music: Harvey Price Quartet
The Harvey Price Quartet features multi-instrumentalist Maria Rusu on vocals. They perform jazz standards from the American Song Book as well as Latin and Brazilian standards sung in Portuguese. Harvey Price is featured as part of the Philly Vibe Duo every Wednesday evening from 5:30–8:30 pm at Victor’s Bar and restaurant at 21st and Chestnut streets in downtown Philadelphia.
Food Sampling: Small Bites by Restaurant Associates
Take your taste buds on a flavor-filled journey through the Americas. Enjoy an assortment of “small bites” showcasing the culinary influences of Asia on North, Central, and South American fare.
Lecture: “Living and Teaching in China: Experiences of a Winterthur Conservator at the Forbidden City”
Join Dwight and Lorri Lanmon Director of Academic Affairs Gregory Landrey and his wife Lynne Landrey as they share their experience of living in Beijing for four months in 2014 and 2015 while Gregory was teaching furniture conservation at the CRAFT training program at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. The presentation will include insight into historic preservation in China, teaching in a changing-yet-traditional Chinese environment, and living in one of the world’s largest cities.
Music Along the Bank
5:30–8:00 pm (music begins at 6:00 pm)
Our popular concert series returns this year. Enjoy the warm nights of spring and summer along the banks of Clenny Run. Bring a blanket, picnic, and family and friends to enjoy local bands. Music starts at 6:00 pm. $5 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Museum Store and Cottage Cafe will be open for light fare, wine, beer, and other beverages.
Sin City Band
Wednesday, May 18
New Offering: Pay What You Wish Admission!
The Sin City Band has been playing American music throughout the Delaware Valley since 1974. They have been ambassadors of ”genre blending" from The Grand Bahamas to The Grand Opera House, from New England to Colorado and from Wilmington to Newark. They have never met a dance-floor that they didn't like. Winterthur welcomes back Sin City.
Betty and the Bullet
Wednesday June 1
Join Michael "Kid" Davis, Bethany Bullet and David "the boy from Boston with the bow" Poland and evening of hard hittin’ Americana Roots music.
The Melton Brothers Band
Wednesday June 15
The Melton Brothers make the kind of music that gets you tappin, slappin, shakin and poppin from a pin-drop whisper to kickin take-your-breath-away grooves. Their style is a blend of groove swing, R&B, country blues and roots rock. Dale's unique organ style with Garth Hudson, Matthew Fisher and Booker T influences is the icing on this rhythmic cake.
Buffalo Chip and the Heard
Wednesday June 29
Winterthur welcomes back Buffalo Chip and the Heard. The ensemble performs mostly in Delaware & Pennsylvania. Led by singer & guitarist Chip Porter, the band mixes a wide variety of acoustic styles including Bluegrass, Folk, Country, Americana, Rock and Blues.
Gerald Dickens Performs!
Thursday, August 4, 2016, 1:00 & 6:00
Copeland Lecture Hall
Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of the author Charles Dickens, returns by popular demand after his sold-out performances at Winterthur of A Christmas Carol. His fascination with the life and works of Charles Dickens led him to write and direct further one-man shows. This performance features two, one-hour shows—A Child’s Journey with Dickens and Mr. Dickens Is Coming!. There is one intermission and a meet and greet follows the performance. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. $8 for children 12 and under. To purchase tickets, please call 800.448.3883.
A Child’s Journey with Dickens
When Dickens returned to America in 1868 he was old, in poor health, and in constant fear for his safety following a narrow escape in a rail disaster a few years earlier. At the heart of this show is a young girl’s, Kate Douglas Wiggin, memory of meeting the great man on a train journey in New England, and Dickens’s enchantment with both her boldness and innocence. An enchanting tale for all ages!
Mr. Dickens Is Coming!
This entertaining, one-man show presents a light-hearted and varied look at the life of Charles Dickens as seen through the lens of his colorful characters, diary extracts, and observations by the people who knew him. Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of the author, adds in a few of his own 21st- century views, painting a masterly picture of his famous ancestor with words, gestures, and feelings.
Gerald Dickens will return Thursday, December 8, for performances of the ever-popular A Christmas Carol.