Licensed Products Events
Winterthur Licensed Products is involved in many events throughout the year. From hosting special tours and meetings at Winterthur to participating in design events and conferences around the region, the Licensed Products team at Winterthur strives to help support our partners and their businesses whenever possible.
Winterthur licensees exhibit at major tradeshows nationwide. Winterthur Licensed Products regularly attends the International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, North Carolina, as well as the New York International Gift Fair.
Events at Winterthur
From private small-group tours to large conferences and sales meetings, Winterthur Licensed Products is pleased to host licensee events at Winterthur. Special lectures by Winterthur staff, workshops with curators and conservators, targeted house tours, garden tram rides and meals on property are some of the highlights an event at Winterthur may include.
Historic Fort Worth Charity Designer Showhouse
The first showhouse collaboration authorized by Winterthur opened in Fort Worth, Texas in November, 2008 to benefit the preservation organization, Historic Fort Worth, Inc. The house, inspired by rooms, paneling, and documents in the Winterthur collection, was designed by Pennsylvania architect John Milner. The lead builder, Fort Worth-based Brent Hull of Hull Historical, is a Winterthur licensee and an expert on historic moldings and millwork. The designers who participated in the showhouse took inspiration from many of the rooms at Winterthur.
Winterthur House of Style at the Philadelphia Marketplace Design Center
On October 13, 2009, Winterthur held a House of Style event at the Marketplace Design Center. The day began with lectures from designer Thomas Jayne and Winterthur’s Director of Museum Affairs, J. Thomas Savage. Showrooms carrying Winterthur Licensed Products featured special displays and hosted presentations by Winterthur curators and conservators. The special event was open to designers and decorators as well as Winterthur members.
Traditional Building Show, Baltimore
Winterthur Licensed Products exhibited at the Traditional Building Show in Baltimore in October 2009. The Winterthur booth featured work by Winterthur licensees: millwork from Hull Historical, metalwork from Heritage Metalworks, ornamental plaster and garden sculpture from A. Thayer Smith, and window treatments from Historic Window Treatments.
For more information contact:
Kristin L. DeMesse
Director, Winterthur Licensed Products
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE 19735