Calendar - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
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Week of Apr 1 — Apr 1
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Sun, Apr 1
9:00 am to 1:00 pm Easter Brunch Buffet with the Bunny

Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet and get to meet the famous Easter Bunny! $35.95 per person; children aged 2-12 are 50% off. Members receive a 10% discount on up to 4 members of their party. Reservations can be made through ccater@winterthur.org or by calling 302.888.4826.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Museum Store Food Pop-Up Shop

We're not foolin'! The Museum Store has a Food Pop-Up Shop in the Galleries Reception through April 1.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table Opens

From the 1600s to the present, dinnerware designs have been inspired by nature. Delight in this unusual, and often humorous, exhibition as you explore a visual feast of flora and fauna adorning hundreds of dazzling tableware. Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden Opens!

A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill-these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden! The exhibition showcases whimsical and classic garden structures located throughout the Winterthur estate. Members free. Included with admission.
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Week of Apr 2 — Apr 8
Mon, Apr 2
Tue, Apr 3
10:00 am to 12:00 pm History through Fiction Book Club

During this three-month series, we will discuss classic and new works that illuminate American life and examine relevant objects from the Winterthur collection. Registration required by February 28. $30 Member/$40 nonmember for the entire three-month series.
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1:30 pm to 3:30 pm History through Fiction Book Club

During this three-month series, we will discuss classic and new works that illuminate American life and examine relevant objects from the Winterthur collection. Registration required by February 28. $30 Member/$40 nonmember for the entire three-month series.
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Wed, Apr 4
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Garden Insider: The Inspiration Behind Winterthur's New Garden Follies

Interested in learning more about the inspiration behind the new Follies exhibition? Join Carol Long, curator of the garden, as she explains the details that went into creating Winterthur's first outdoor exhibition.
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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; nonmembers: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child; additional adults $15..
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Thu, Apr 5
6:00 am to 6:00 am Save 20% on our Entire Stock of Books at winterthurstore.com through April 8

Save 20% on our entire stock of books at winterthurstore.com through April 8.
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9:00 am to 10:00 am Gentle Yoga

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine. Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10. No advance registration necessary. During our seasonal closing, yoga is for Members only. For more information, contact Beth Sheehy.
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11:00 am to 11:30 am Garden Adventurers

On the first Thursday of each month, kids (ages 3-6) and their caregivers can discover the wonders of the Winterthur Garden as we explore beyond Enchanted Woods. Dress for the weather and wear walking shows. Members free. Included with admission. Children under 2 free.
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10:30 am to 11:00 am Story Time in Enchanted Woods

Children can enjoy nature-based stories surrounded by the beauty of the Winterthur Garden. Story time takes place among the Story Stones in Enchanted Woods. It is intended for children, ages 3-6. Members free. Included with admission. Children under 2 free.
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Fri, Apr 6
6:00 am to 6:00 am Save 20% on our Entire Stock of Books at winterthurstore.com through April 8

Save 20% on our entire stock of books at winterthurstore.com through April 8.
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Sat, Apr 7
6:00 am to 6:00 am Save 20% on our Entire Stock of Books at winterthurstore.com through April 8

Save 20% on our entire stock of books at winterthurstore.com through April 8.
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11:30 am to 12:15 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Explore themes related to our Dining by Design exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.. Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, Apr 8
6:00 am to 6:00 am Save 20% on our Entire Stock of Books at winterthurstore.com through April 8

Save 20% on our entire stock of books at winterthurstore.com through April 8.
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11:30 am to 12:15 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Inside, Outside Members Day

Members are invited to celebrate the opening of our first outside exhibition and our inside exhibition. Members only. Members free. Members may bring two guests using guest passes. Reservations encourage.
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Week of Apr 9 — Apr 15
Mon, Apr 9
Tue, Apr 10
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Historical Journeys

Individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia are invited to participate in this interactive program the second Tuesday of each month, which will include thematic tours of the museum collection and lots of conversation. Please register by calling the Alzheimer's Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 800.272.3900.

Wed, Apr 11
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Garden Insider: Spring Ephemerals of Azalea Woods

Enjoy an early spring day in Azalea Woods. Susan Sibley, garden horticulturist, will be your guide as you witness the garden come to life with bluebells, trillium, and windflowers.Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, Apr 12
6:00 am to 6:00 am The Sewell C. Biggs WINTERTHUR FURNITURE FORUM

Join us for Furniture Traditions of the Early American Countryside. Don't miss lectures, a craft demonstration, and workshops highlighting exciting new research on cabinetmakers in New England, the Shenandoah Valley, and the South, which will inspire greater understanding of, and appreciation for, the many cultural crosscurrents that shaped life throughout 18th- and early 19th-century rural America.
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6:00 am to 6:00 am Spend $60 and Receive Free Shipping

Spend $60 a winterthurstore.com and receive free shipping.
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9:00 am to 10:00 am Gentle Yoga

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine. Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10. No advance registration necessary. During our seasonal closing, yoga is for Members only. For more information, contact Beth Sheehy.
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10:30 am to 11:30 am WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur

On the second and fourth Thursdays 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; nonmembers: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child; additional adults $15.
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Fri, Apr 13
6:00 am to 6:00 am The Sewell C. Biggs WINTERTHUR FURNITURE FORUM

Join us for Furniture Traditions of the Early American Countryside. Don't miss lectures, a craft demonstration, and workshops highlighting exciting new research on cabinetmakers in New England, the Shenandoah Valley, and the South, which will inspire greater understanding of, and appreciation for, the many cultural crosscurrents that shaped life throughout 18th- and early 19th-century rural America.
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6:00 am to 6:00 am Spend $60 and Receive Free Shipping

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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Crafternoon: "Embossed Boxes"

Decorate tiny tin boxes using a contemporary twist on a traditional technique. Members only. $10 per person per session. Registration required.
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Sat, Apr 14
6:00 am to 6:00 am The Sewell C. Biggs WINTERTHUR FURNITURE FORUM

Join us for Furniture Traditions of the Early American Countryside. Don't miss lectures, a craft demonstration, and workshops highlighting exciting new research on cabinetmakers in New England, the Shenandoah Valley, and the South, which will inspire greater understanding of, and appreciation for, the many cultural crosscurrents that shaped life throughout 18th- and early 19th-century rural America.
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6:00 am to 6:00 am Spend $60 and Receive Free Shipping

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10:00 am to 3:30 pm Daffodil Day & Follies!

Celebrate the beauty of the daffodil, enjoy Winterthur's amazing daffodil display, and see the new Follies garden exhibition! The day's events will include tours, kids' crafts, tea, and a daffodil show. Members free. Included with admission.
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11:30 am to 12:15 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Museum Store Demonstration

Join us for a free in-store demon on repotting your delicate orchid.
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2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Director's Garden Walk: "Winterhazels and Early Rhododendrons"

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 Hands on History Cart

Explore themes related to our Dining by Design exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.. Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, Apr 15
6:00 am to 6:00 am Spend $60 and Receive Free Shipping

Spend $60 a winterthurstore.com and receive free shipping.
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9:30 am to 12:30 pm Sunday Brunch

Enjoy a beautiful brunch. The brunch is $25.00 for adults;50% off for children 12 and under. Members receive a 10% discount on up to 4 guests. Reservations required. Please use the OpenTable or call 302.888.4826.
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11:30 am to 12:15 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Lecture: "Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Icon"

New York Times bestselling author Meryl Gordon discusses socialite and passionate gardener, Bunny Mellon, who best known for her redesign of the White House Rose Garden at JFK's request. Copeland Lecture Hall. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Member presale starts March 1.
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2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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Week of Apr 16 — Apr 22
Mon, Apr 16
Tue, Apr 17
Wed, Apr 18
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Garden Insider: Getting to Know the Sundial Garden

Take a walk with Garden Horticulturist Joe Lazorchak to experience and get to know the history behind this spring-blooming garden created by H. F. du Pont and Marian Cruger Coffin. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, Apr 19
9:00 am to 10:00 am Gentle Yoga

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine. Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10. No advance registration necessary. During our seasonal closing, yoga is for Members only. For more information, contact Beth Sheehy.
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10:30 am to 11:00 am Story Time in Enchanted Woods

Children can enjoy nature-based stories surrounded by the beauty of the Winterthur Garden. Story time takes place among the Story Stones in Enchanted Woods. It is intended for children, ages 3-6. Members free. Included with admission. Children under 2 free.
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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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Fri, Apr 20
Sat, Apr 21
11:30 am to 12:15 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Lecture: "Follies"

Join us for a lecture by John Dixon Hunt, emeritus professor of The History and Theory of Landscape at the University of Pennsylvania, then enjoy a walk or tram ride through the Winterthur Garden and experience Winterthur's first landscape exhibition, Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden. $10 per Member. $20 per nonmember. Free for Winterthur Garden and Landscape Society and Garden Associate Members.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Explore themes related to our Dining by Design exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Create Your Own Fragrance

Be like a Kardashian! Robin, owner and creator of Brandywine Botanicals, will guide you to create a special mix of botanical scents to create your own .25 ounce eau de parfum to take home with you. Complete with quality packaging, it makes a perfect gift for someone special. Also includes a sample of one of Robin's scents. Botanical treats will be served. $65 per Member. $70 per nonmember.
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Sun, Apr 22
9:30 am to 12:30 pm Sunday Brunch

Enjoy a beautiful brunch. The brunch is $25.00 for adults;50% off for children 12 and under. Members receive a 10% discount on up to 4 guests. Reservations required. Please use the OpenTable or call 302.888.4826.
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11:30 am to 12:15 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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Week of Apr 23 — Apr 29
Mon, Apr 23
Tue, Apr 24
Wed, Apr 25
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Garden Insider: Attracting Hummingbirds with Gardens, Flowers, and Feeders

Want to attract more of those brilliant-colored, ever-nimble hummingbirds to your garden? Come learn all about hummingbird gardening with Ron Simpson, Winterthur garden guide and New Castle County master gardener.Members free.Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Museum Store Demo

Get tailgating tips, just in time for Point-to-Point at the Museum Store. Free.
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Thu, Apr 26
9:00 am to 10:00 am Gentle Yoga

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine. Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10. No advance registration necessary. During our seasonal closing, yoga is for Members only. For more information, contact Beth Sheehy.
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6:00 am to 6:00 am Ceramics Up Close: Hands-on Study Days

Join Winterthur staff, visiting scholars, and fellow collectors for this intimate and limited-registration opportunity to get an up-close look at ceramics. Attendees will also enjoy viewing the spring 2018 exhibition Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table.
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10:30 am to 11:30 am WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur

On the second and fourth Thursdays 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; nonmembers: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child; additional adults $15.
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Fri, Apr 27
6:00 am to 6:00 am Ceramics Up Close: Hands-on Study Days

Join Winterthur staff, visiting scholars, and fellow collectors for this intimate and limited-registration opportunity to get an up-close look at ceramics. Attendees will also enjoy viewing the spring 2018 exhibition Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table.
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Sat, Apr 28
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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11:30 am to 12:15 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 12:00 pm Writing Workshop: Poetry and Nature

The Winterthur Garden and the poetry of Emily Dickinson provide inspiration for your own creative writing. $5 per Member. $5 plus general admission per nonmember. Registration required. Attendance limited.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Explore themes related to our Dining by Design exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Girl Scout Program: Flower Garden Journey

Take a step on your Flower Garden Journey during this fun-filled exploration of the Winterthur Garden. $8 per girl. Register through the Girl Scouts.
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Sun, Apr 29
11:30 am to 12:15 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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