Members Events and Programming
As a Winterthur Member, you can enjoy the benefits of membership through several opportunities this year. We will continue to update this throughout the year as new programs and events are planned, so please keep checking! To join Winterthur, visit our membership page.
Lecture: “Living and Teaching in China: Experiences of a Winterthur Conservator at the Forbidden City”
Wednesday, April 27
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. Members free. Nonmembers with a general admission ticket, $8 upcharge. Nonmembers without a general admission ticket, $15. For information on Winterthur After Hours on Wednesday evenings, visit the performance page.
Members Garden Day
Sunday May15, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
This day is all about you and the garden!
Yoga in the Garden
Start the day feeling refreshed and relaxed during a gentle yoga session, tailored to all levels of practice.
10:00 am–2:00 pm
View Winterthur's collection of botanical prints, vintage seed catalogues, and historical garden maps of the Winterthur estate.
10:30 and 11:30 am
Guided Garden Walks
Stroll along with Winterthur's own horticulture staff and marvel at Winterthur's remarkable array of Asian plants and chinoiserie structures.
Lecture: "Garden Notes from China"
Enjoy a special lecture featuring Paul W. Meyer, director of Morris Arboretum, as he discusses his work with Chinese botanical gardens and how you can bring these designs to your own garden.
Members may bring two guest using guest passes. Reservations required for yoga and lecture. Please call 800.448.3883 or 302.888.4600 to make a reservation.
Exclusive for Benefactor–level–and–above Members!
Cocktails with the Curators
May 5, 5:30–7:30pm
Join Winterthur curators for a behind–the–scenes tour of the third floor of the museum. Highlights include Asian–inspired furniture, textiles, china, and metalwork. Then enjoy Made in the Americas and light refreshments with the curators.
For Benefactor–level–and–above Members only. Contact the Membership office at 302.888.4713 to upgrade your membership and join us for this one–of–a–kind event.
View the Family Programing page to explore the variety of fun programs for children of all ages! All programs are either free or discounted to Members!
The above programs are made possible thanks to the genersosity of our Members. Click here to support Winterthur through a Membership.
Special Garden Experiences
In 1952 Winterthur and Mr. du Pont began offering a Spring Tour as an opportunity for visitors to enjoy the garden and the house during the beauty of spring at Winterthur. In that spirit, we are hosting a number of special days in the garden this spring with seasonal tours, lectures, and other opportunities to learn about and enjoy the garden and estate. Join us for Bank to Bend, Daffodil Day, Azaleas & Bluebells, and Peonies & Primroses and learn more about the Winterthur garden. Visit our Special Garden Experiences page for more information.