Winterthur is closed to the public January 9-February 28, and reopens March 1 with a full slate of new exhibitions, house tours, and programs. For more information...

Benefactor level-and-above Members are exclusively invited to these upcoming programs

Membership support helps to ensure that Winterthur’s outstanding naturalistic garden, premier collection of American decorative arts, and renowned research library continue to inspire, enlighten and delight all of its visitors! To thank our most generous Members for their annual support, we’ve added a series of intimate talks, tours, and receptions with our experts, highlighting Winterthur’s varied collections.

For more information on these programs or to RSVP, e-mail

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Rock, Paper, Pigments: The Materials and Techniques of Currier & Ives
Wednesday, March 8, 11:00 am, Rotunda

Join Joan Irving, paper conservator at Winterthur, for a short talk on Currier & Ives prints in the Winterthur collection, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the Maps and Prints Study Room to take a closer look at these well-crafted prints that beg the question, "Are these really, as the firm's advertisements suggest, 'the cheapest ornaments in the world'?"


Curator-led tour of Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes 
Tuesday, April 4, 2:00 pm, Galleries Reception Atrium

Exhibition curator Colette Loll and Director of Collections Linda Eaton will lead you on exclusive tour of this fun and captivating exhibition, which looks at forgeries and counterfeit objects of all types--from art to wine to fashion.  Discover how experts answer the question, "Is it real or fake?" 


Exclusive tour of the conservation labs followed by wine and cheese reception
Thursday, May 18, 5:30 to 8:00 pm, Galleries Reception Atrium

Join Director of Conservation Joy Gardiner and other conservators on this exclusive tour of the world-famous conservation laboratories, where works of art and antiquity are examined, studied, and cared for by experts.  Reception to follow.


A Look Back at the H.F. du Pont House
Wednesday, June 7, 3:00 pm, The Cottage

Known today as The Cottage and site of the Museum Store, this sizable English Regency-style house was built in 1950-51 as the du Pont's residence when Winterthur became a museum.  Join Jeff Groff, Director of Interpretation & Estate Historian, to learn the history of this "big small house." Tour some of the rooms, including servant spaces and rarely seen areas!

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