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Week of Apr 1 — Apr 7
Mon, Apr 1
Tue, Apr 2
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. This month's book is The Cookbook Collector. Registration required by February 28. $20 Member. $30 nonmember for the entire three-month series.
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10:00 am to 5:30 pm Chocolate Festival

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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Wed, Apr 3
10:00 am to 5:30 pm Chocolate Festival

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 5:30 pm Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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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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11:30 am to 1:00 pm Garden Walk: A Winterhazel Walk

Learn fascinating, little-known details about the estate with our horticulture staff. Dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Walk lasts about 90 minutes. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, Apr 4
10:00 am to 5:30 pm Chocolate Festival

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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6:00 am to 6:00 am Ceramics Conference: Image is Everything! Ceramics and the People Who Owned Them!

Share in discussions of your favorite ceramics (as well as some you may not have seen before) in the company of many old and new friends! Experience fascinating lectures and hands-on workshops with international experts. For more information, call 800.448.3883.
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10:00 am to 5:30 pm Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Design Days in the Museum Store

Let Sandy Brown, interior designer, help solve your decorating dilemmas. Bring in pictures, swatches, measurements, pillows or sketched room layouts of the problem area. Her quick suggestions will help transform your room from a dilemma to a delight. Find her each Thursday in the Museum Store.
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6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Pages of Time 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. Registered required by October 24, 2014. $25 per Member and $35 per nonmember for the entire seven-month series.
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Fri, Apr 5
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Vegetable Gardening Month by Month

Join us each month for a workshop with local farmer H.G. Haskell and learn from the best on how to raise your own vegetables. $10 per Member. $20 per nonmember.
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10:00 am to 5:30 pm Chocolate Festival

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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6:00 am to 6:00 am Ceramics Conference: Image is Everything! Ceramics and the People Who Owned Them!

Share in discussions of your favorite ceramics (as well as some you may not have seen before) in the company of many old and new friends! Experience fascinating lectures and hands-on workshops with international experts. For more information, call 800.448.3883.
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10:00 am to 5:30 pm Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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10:30 am to 12:00 pm Tummy Time!

This drop-in program for infants and their caregivers provides an opportunity for babies to explore new things and for grown-ups to meet new people. Pick up a basket filled with items that will introduce babies to different textures, sounds, and patterns. Spread a blanket on the floor of the galleries and enjoy learning together. Afterwards, grab a quick lunch at the Visitor Center or take a relaxing walk in the garden. Members and children under 2 free. Included with admission.
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6:00 pm to 9:00 pm NWAA & Winterthur: A Collaborative Exhibition Opening Reception

The NWAA & Winterthur exhibition is an exciting collaboration between Winterthur and members of the New Wilmington Art Association who spent the summer in residency at Winterthur, creating new art based on the museum collection. Their work is on view at the Chris White Gallery, 701 Shipley Street, Wilmington, Delaware, April 5-26. Join us for the opening reception at the Chris White Gallery.
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Sat, Apr 6
3:00 pm to 4:00 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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10:00 am to 5:30 pm Chocolate Festival

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 5:30 pm Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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Sun, Apr 7
3:00 pm to 4:00 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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10:00 am to 5:30 pm Chocolate Festival

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 5:30 pm Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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Week of Apr 8 — Apr 14
Mon, Apr 8
10:00 am to 5:30 pm Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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Tue, Apr 9
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Lunchtime Lecture: NWAA Artists

New Wilmington Art Association artists Carrie Mae Smith and Nancy Breslin will discuss their art and their recent residencies at Winterthur. Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 5:30 pm Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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Wed, Apr 10
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Demo: Starting from Seed

Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. Programs take place on Wednesdays starting at the Brown Horticulture Learning Center.
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10:00 am to 5:30 pm Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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Thu, Apr 11
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Lunchtime Lecture: Naturalizing Narcissi

Linda Eirhart, curator of plants and assistant director of horticulture, discusses Henry Francis du Pont's work with Narcissus. Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 5:30 pm Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Design Days in the Museum Store

Let Sandy Brown, interior designer, help solve your decorating dilemmas. Bring in pictures, swatches, measurements, pillows or sketched room layouts of the problem area. Her quick suggestions will help transform your room from a dilemma to a delight. Find her each Thursday in the Museum Store.
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Fri, Apr 12
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Trunk Show: Reversible Women's Jackets

Using fabrics sourced from all over the globe, but cut and sewn in the United States, Winding River Clothing Co. will be here showcasing a large assortment of their beautiful and versatile reversible jackets. Unique designs that can be worn during the day or evening and are perfect for travel since they rarely wrinkle. In the Galleries Reception Area.
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10:00 am to 5:30 pm Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Crafternoon: "Shrinky Dinks"

Crafternoon will help you reconnect with your creative side! Get inspired during quick show-and-tell sessions about objects in our museum or library collections and then create a simple project to take home and admire. This month we try our hand at Shrinky Dinks. Members only. Registration required. $10 per person per session. Attendance limited.
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Sat, Apr 13
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Trunk Show: Reversible Women's Jackets

Using fabrics sourced from all over the globe, but cut and sewn in the United States, Winding River Clothing Co. will be here showcasing a large assortment of their beautiful and versatile reversible jackets. Unique designs that can be worn during the day or evening and are perfect for travel since they rarely wrinkle. In the Galleries Reception Area.
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1:00 pm to 2:30 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. Members free. Included with admission.
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9:30 am to 10:30 am Volunteering in the Winterthur Garden

Join us for this introduction to volunteering in the Winterthur Garden led by staff members and current volunteers. Free. Call 302.888.4600, ext. 7029 to register.
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10:00 am to 5:30 pm Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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Sun, Apr 14
10:00 am to 2:00 pm Summer Jazz Brunch

Join us for our monthly seasonal brunch buffet accompanied by live jazz music. Reservations are available from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. $27.95 per person, children under 12 are half price, children under 3 eat for free. Members receive a 10% discount on a party of up to 4. Please call 302.888.4826 or make a reservation via OpenTable.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Trunk Show: Reversible Women's Jackets

Using fabrics sourced from all over the globe, but cut and sewn in the United States, Winding River Clothing Co. will be here showcasing a large assortment of their beautiful and versatile reversible jackets. Unique designs that can be worn during the day or evening and are perfect for travel since they rarely wrinkle. In the Galleries Reception Area.
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10:00 am to 5:30 pm Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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Week of Apr 15 — Apr 21
Mon, Apr 15
6:00 am to 6:00 am Members Day at the Philadelphia Antiques Show

Show your Winterthur membership card and receive discounted admission.

Tue, Apr 16
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Winterthur Revealed Tour: Card Playing and the Tables that Supported It

Go behind the scenes with Winterthur's curators to discover the secrets and treasures of the museum, Galleries, and collection storage areas. Each tour will focus on a different theme. Reservations encouraged. Space is limited. $15 per nonmember. $10 per Member. Free for Benefactor-level-and-above Members.
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Wed, Apr 17
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Demo: How to Divide Bulbs and Perennials

Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. Program takes place on Wednesdays starting at the Brown Horticulture Learning Center.Members free. Included with admission.
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6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Lecture and Book Signing: The Layered Garden

Join us as David Culp takes us on a virtual tour through each part of this celebrated garden and shares his hard-won insights into horticulture and garden design. Book signing to follow lecture. Free. Call 302.888.4600, ext. 7029 to register.
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Thu, Apr 18
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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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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2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Design Days in the Museum Store

Let Sandy Brown, interior designer, help solve your decorating dilemmas. Bring in pictures, swatches, measurements, pillows or sketched room layouts of the problem area. Her quick suggestions will help transform your room from a dilemma to a delight. Find her each Thursday in the Museum Store.
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Fri, Apr 19
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Maps Shop

In conjunction with the opening of our newest exhibition Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience, shop our assortment of map books, jewelry, puzzles, posters, and more. In the Galleries Reception Area.
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12:00 pm to 7:00 pm Member Preview Day: Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience

All Members are invited to view Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience prior to the public opening. Guided Gallery Walks will be offered at 12:00, 2:00, 4:00 & 6:00 pm. Members free. Member guest admitted with a guest pass.
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1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Walking and Running at Winterthur

Learn how to make the most of walking and running on this famous country estate. Our introduction will include a review of paths and roads, maps, and a list of resources and tips for making the most of your time on the property. Free. Membership card or registration required.
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Sat, Apr 20
6:00 am to 6:00 am Exhibition Opening! Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience

This fascinating exhibition will explore the importance of maps in everyday lives and material culture. It will feature selections from Winterthur's collection of traditional maps on paper as well as map-related objects, such as ceramics, geographic playing cards, and printed handkerchiefs.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Maps Shop

In conjunction with the opening of our newest exhibition Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience, shop our assortment of map books, jewelry, puzzles, posters, and more. In the Galleries Reception Area.
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1:00 pm to 3:30 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 12:00 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Test your geography skills through puzzles and games and explore other map-related themes when you stop by this interactive cart that accompanies the exhibition Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, Apr 21
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Maps Shop

In conjunction with the opening of our newest exhibition Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience, shop our assortment of map books, jewelry, puzzles, posters, and more. In the Galleries Reception Area.
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11:30 am to 12:00 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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Week of Apr 22 — Apr 28
Mon, Apr 22
Tue, Apr 23
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Stitch in Public

Stop by to see members of the Brandywine Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America demonstrating a variety of needlework techniques.
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Wed, Apr 24
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Flower Arranging Workshop: "Ikebana"

Midori Tanimune, a highly regarded designer of the Sogestu School of Ikebana, will teach the design principles of this graceful, Asian art form. $60 per Member. $70 per nonmember.
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6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Winterthur After Hours: Jazz in Bloom

There is no better way to celebrate the beauty of spring than with a glass of wine and lively jazz in the Galleries Reception Area. Cash wine and beer bar; light food for purchase. Members free.
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11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Demo: Historic Daffodils

Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. Programs take place on Wednesdays starting at the Brown Horticulture Learning Center. This Wednesday we'll focus on historic daffodils. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Discover Your Style

Discovering your own personal style is the first step in decorating your home. Whether you are decorating a room or a house, a dorm, or a castle, you will first need to identify and find your own personal preferences. Get inspired with this interactive class led by Sandy Brown ASID, IFDA of Winterthur Design Associates.$35 per Member. $45 per nonmember .
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6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Discover Your Style

Discovering your own personal style is the first step in decorating your home. Whether you are decorating a room or a house, a dorm, or a castle, you will first need to identify and find your own personal preferences. Get inspired with this interactive class led by Sandy Brown ASID, IFDA of Winterthur Design Associates.$35 per Member. $45 per nonmember .
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Thu, Apr 25
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Lunchtime Lecture: Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience

Martin Bruckner, associate professor of English and American literature with a secondary appointment in the Center for Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware, examines the influence of maps on the American experience. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Design Days in the Museum Store

Let Sandy Brown, interior designer, help solve your decorating dilemmas. Bring in pictures, swatches, measurements, pillows or sketched room layouts of the problem area. Her quick suggestions will help transform your room from a dilemma to a delight. Find her each Thursday in the Museum Store.
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Fri, Apr 26
Sat, Apr 27
11:30 am to 12:00 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Test your geography skills through puzzles and games and explore other map-related themes when you stop by this interactive cart that accompanies the exhibition Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, Apr 28
11:30 am to 12:00 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
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Week of Apr 29 — Apr 31
Mon, Apr 29
Tue, Apr 30
10:00 am to 5:30 pm Accessories Fair

Celebrate May Day with some new fashion accessories to brighten your wardrobe for spring! Shop for a beautiful scarf, fun socks, or cute purse to change for the season. Did you know that H.F. du Pont also liked to change this in his rooms for each season? In the Museum Store.
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