Educational Programs & Activities
“I have never had any doubt that the Museum itself would be a success but to have the educational side in connection with it has given me a real thrill.” – H. F. du Pont, 1952
From fascinating lectures and conferences to one of the nation’s first Touch-It Rooms for children and world-renowned graduate programs, opportunities for learning and discovery abound at Winterthur. Come, explore, and be delighted!
An array of gallery walks, workshops, lectures, conferences, performances, and more bring the collections to life and offer museum visitors the chance to delve deeper.
Go behind the scenes with our expert horticultural staff during garden walks, talks, and demos. Enjoy lectures and conferences with some of the nation’s premier garden authorities.
From Enchanted Woods to the Touch-It Room, Winterthur’s unique spaces for young people were designed for learning and fun. Stories, crafts, and games at special events and programs bring the past to life.
School & College Programs
Programs that meet an array of curriculum standards are offered on and off site for students from preschool through high school, including homeschoolers. Special tours for college groups are also available.
Research Fellowship Program
Fellowships support scholars’ access to Winterthur’s preeminent library and museum collections.
Graduates of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture and the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation are leaders among museum professionals throughout the world.
Published three times a year, Winterthur Portfolio is an interdisciplinary journal committed to fostering knowledge of the American past through the study of material culture.