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Week of Apr 1 — Apr 5
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Wed, Apr 1
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Annual Book Sale

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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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11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Talk: History of the Winterthur Greenhouses

Join Garden Guide Debra Shedrick for a fun and informative look at the history of greenhouse gardening from as far back as "botaniste" Eleuthère Irénée, founder of the DuPont Company, through his descendant, Henry Francis du Pont, who grew everything from vegetables to pink poinsettias in some 20 greenhouses at Winterthur.Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, Apr 2
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Chocolate Days

Chocolate, chocolate everywhere! Shop at the Museum Store this week while we feature a wide variety of chocolate delights to satisfy your sweet tooth! In the Museum Store and the Cafe.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Annual Book Sale

Stock your bookshelves with savings of 20–40% off selected titles in our Bookstore.
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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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6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Pages of Time: Mother & Daughter Book & Craft Club

Is your daughter in 4th-6th grade? Does she love to read, make crafts, and learn about living long ago? Join us as we discuss historical fiction books, try tasty snacks, and make book-related crafts. $25 per Member and $35 per nonmember for the entire seven-month series.
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Fri, Apr 3
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Chocolate Days

Chocolate, chocolate everywhere! Shop at the Museum Store this week while we feature a wide variety of chocolate delights to satisfy your sweet tooth! In the Museum Store and the Cafe.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Annual Book Sale

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2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Vegetable Gardening Workshop

Join us for a discussion of vegetable growing with a local farmer and our own garden staff. Class will include a giveaway to get your garden started. Registration required. $10 per Member. $20 per nonmember.
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Sat, Apr 4
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Chocolate Days

Chocolate, chocolate everywhere! Shop at the Museum Store this week while we feature a wide variety of chocolate delights to satisfy your sweet tooth! In the Museum Store and the Cafe.
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9:00 am to 2:00 pm Easter Brunch with the Bunny

Seatings from 9:00 am-2:00pm $34.95 per member adult. $17.50 per member children 2-12. $49.95 per nonmember adult & $29.95 per nonmember child ages 2-12. Reservations required. Please use the OpenTable widget below or call 302.888.4826.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Annual Book Sale

Stock your bookshelves with savings of 20–40% off selected titles in our Bookstore.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm A Colorful Folk Hands on History Cart

Try a variety of activities related to the exhibition A Colorful Folk. Members free. Included with admission.Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, Apr 5
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Chocolate Days

Chocolate, chocolate everywhere! Shop at the Museum Store this week while we feature a wide variety of chocolate delights to satisfy your sweet tooth! In the Museum Store and the Cafe.
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9:00 am to 2:00 pm Easter Brunch with the Bunny

Seatings from 9:00 am-2:00pm $34.95 per member adult. $17.50 per member children 2-12. $49.95 per nonmember adult & $29.95 per nonmember child ages 2-12. Reservations required. Please use the OpenTable widget below or call 302.888.4826.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Annual Book Sale

Stock your bookshelves with savings of 20–40% off selected titles in our Bookstore.
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Week of Apr 6 — Apr 12
Mon, Apr 6
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Annual Book Sale

Stock your bookshelves with savings of 20–40% off selected titles in our Bookstore.
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Tue, Apr 7
10:00 am to 12:00 pm History Through Fiction Book Club

Join us for informal discussion of new and classic works of fiction that broaden our understanding of objects in the museum collection or life at Winterthur during the first half of the twentieth century. $20 per Member, $30 per nonmember for the entire three-month series. Registration required by February 28. Call 800.448.3883 to register.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Annual Book Sale

Stock your bookshelves with savings of 20–40% off selected titles in our Bookstore.
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6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Lecture: "Escape: The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour"

Hermes Mallea, architect and author, takes us on a nostalgic celebration of the glamour of warm-weather destinations in the Caribbean and Florida, from the great estates of ambitious patrons, including Irenee du Pont's retreat in Cuba, to the most exclusive resorts of the mid-20th century. $5 per Member. $15 per nonmember.
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Wed, Apr 8
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Annual Book Sale

Stock your bookshelves with savings of 20–40% off selected titles in our Bookstore.
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11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Walk: Take a Walk to the Winterhazel

Take a Walk to the Winterthazel Enjoy an early spring walk through the winterhazel garden with horticulturist Michelle Stapleford and see the early blooms of the lavender Korean azaleas with the pale yellow blooms of the winterhazels. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, Apr 9
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Annual Book Sale

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12:15 pm to 1:15 pm A Colorful Folk Lecture: "The Search for Wisdom in the Gothic Baroque: Text Veneration and Divine Knowledge in Switzerland and German Pennsylvania, ca. 1600-1850"

Highlighting objects in the Winterthur collection, Alexander Lawrence Ames, graduate of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, discusses why Pennsylvania Germans make the beautiful, neo-gothic illuminated manuscripts colloquially called fraktur. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 4:00 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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1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Conservation Clinic

Bring your antiques! Our experts will discuss their condition and care. The Clinic is held once a month, September through May (except January and February). Follow the link for additional dates. Sorry, no appraisals. By appoinment only; call 302.888.4786. Free.
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Fri, Apr 10
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Annual Book Sale

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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Web-only Sale!

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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Crafternoon

This month we're celebrating daffodils at Winterthur. Learn to make tissue paper daffodils and peonies that will stay fresh all year. Members only. $10 per Member. Reservations required.
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Sat, Apr 11
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Annual Book Sale

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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Web-only Sale!

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1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Second Saturdays Garden Walk: "Winterhazels and Early Azaleas"

Join a garden staff member for a walk highlighting this special aspect of the garden. In case of inclement weather, call 302.888.4915 after 10:00 am. Dress for the weather and for walking through the garden. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm A Colorful Folk Hands on History Cart

Try a variety of activities related to the exhibition A Colorful Folk. Members free. Included with admission.Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, Apr 12
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Annual Book Sale

Stock your bookshelves with savings of 20–40% off selected titles in our Bookstore.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Web-only Sale!

Visit winterthurstore.com for a special web-only sale.

3:00 pm to 5:00 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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Week of Apr 13 — Apr 19
Mon, Apr 13
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Web-only Sale!

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Tue, Apr 14
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm My Favorite Things: All in the Family

The objects in Winterthur's collection provide us with tangible links to our country's past, but in their own time they frequently connected contemporaneous family members to one another. Join Catherine Dann Roeber, development officer, Major Gifts at Winterthur, as she explores some of her favorite family portraits and paired portraits as well as silver and textiles that represent familial bonds throughout the ages.$10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Free for Benefactor-level-and-above Members.
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Wed, Apr 15
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Walk: Birds of Winterthur

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through field and woodland edges to observe bird species and activity. Please wear walking shoes and bring your binoculars. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, Apr 16
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Lecture: Thesis Topics with American Materials Culture Class of 2015

Neal Hurst and Lea Lane, members of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture Class of 2015, will present their thesis research. Hurst will present "18th-Century Men's Summer Dress in the American South," and Lea will present "Carving Pipes in Civil War Prison Camps." Members free. Included with admission.
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Fri, Apr 17
Sat, Apr 18
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Daffodil Day

Celebrate the beauty of the daffodil and enjoy Winterthur's amazing daffodil display! Henry Francis du Pont used his collector's eye in assembling his collection of hundreds of heirloom daffodil bulbs arranged in cloud-like drifts on Sycamore Hill. The day's events will include tours, kids' crafts, tea, and a daffodil show. Members free. Included with general admission.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm A Colorful Folk Hands on History Cart

Try a variety of activities related to the exhibition A Colorful Folk. Members free. Included with admission.Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, Apr 19
Week of Apr 20 — Apr 26
Mon, Apr 20
Tue, Apr 21
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Lecture: Living Artfully

Estella M. Chung, curator of American Material Culture & Historian, head of Oral History, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens presents "Living Artfully." It is a vibrant and intimate picture of life in the three magnificent residences of Marjorie Merriweather Post, her guests, and staff. Members $5. Nonmembers $15.
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Wed, Apr 22
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Walk: Exploring Winterthur's Historic Daffodils

The colorful daffodils throughout the Winterthur Garden date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Join Linda Eirhart, director of horticulture and curator of plants, for a closer look at the color and size variations in the cultivars grown at Winterthur. Linda will identify the known cultivars, explain the classification system of daffodils, and invite you to examine the still-to-be-identified flowers. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, Apr 23
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Ceramics Conference: From All Points of the Compass: Ceramics Travel the World

This year, we focus on ceramics that traveled the world%u2014from China to the US to Mexico and beyond. Upon arrival, some of these world travelers, in turn, inspired the creation of new wares. For more information, call 800.448.3883.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Web-only Sale!

Visit winterthurstore.com for a special web-only sale.

Fri, Apr 24
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm Pop-up Beer Garden

Come listen to live music on the Visitors Center Patio. Enjoy local craft beers and Pennsylvania German inspired foods in a relaxed atmosphere. No reservations needed!

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Jewelry Trunk Show: Paz Collectives

Back by popular demand, Paz Collectives will be here featuring stylish sterling silver jewelry and more.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Ceramics Conference: From All Points of the Compass: Ceramics Travel the World

This year, we focus on ceramics that traveled the world%u2014from China to the US to Mexico and beyond. Upon arrival, some of these world travelers, in turn, inspired the creation of new wares. For more information, call 800.448.3883.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Web-only Sale!

Visit winterthurstore.com for a special web-only sale.

Sat, Apr 25
9:30 am to 12:30 pm Girl Scout Program: The Zen of Gardening

Not just a pretty face! With the Winterthur Garden as a laboratory, earn the "Flowers" badge while finding out how flowers function and recording your experience in a garden journal.Please register for all programs through the Chesapeake Bay Girl Scout Council by calling 800.341.4007. To organize a house tour, call Winterthur Information and Tours at 800.448.3883 or 888.4600.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Jewelry Trunk Show: Paz Collectives

Back by popular demand, Paz Collectives will be here featuring stylish sterling silver jewelry and more.
   more...!

10:00 am to 5:00 pm Web-only Sale!

Visit winterthurstore.com for a special web-only sale.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm A Colorful Folk Hands on History Cart

Try a variety of activities related to the exhibition A Colorful Folk. Members free. Included with admission.Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, Apr 26
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Jewelry Trunk Show: Paz Collectives

Back by popular demand, Paz Collectives will be here featuring stylish sterling silver jewelry and more.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Web-only Sale!

Visit winterthurstore.com for a special web-only sale.

Week of Apr 27 — Apr 31
Mon, Apr 27
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Web-only Sale!

Visit winterthurstore.com for a special web-only sale.

Tue, Apr 28
Wed, Apr 29
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Walk: Identifying Spring Wildflowers

Please join garden guides Candy Dunson and Susan Smith in a walk to explore the March Bank and beyond to discover the spring flowers in bloom. Learn to identify them and hear about some of the history and the ideas behind how Henry Francis planted his garden.Members free. Included with admission.
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