Winterthur is closed to the public January 4 - February 29, and reopens March 1 with a full slate of new exhibitions, house tours, and programs.

Members Events and Programming


As a Winterthur Member, you can enjoy the benefits of membership through several opportunities this year. We will continue to update this throughout the year as new programs and events are planned, so please keep checking! To join Winterthur, visit our membership page

Lecture: “The Time to Buy: Collecting American Antiques in 2016”

Sunday, March 13

1:00–2:00 pm

Stories abound about the fall in prices of American antiques over the past decade. What happened and why? Brock Jobe, professor emeritus at Winterthur, takes a fascinating look at the antiques trade from the 1940s to the present. Learn what drives today’s marketplace and where the trade is
headed. Reception to follow in Visitor Center Café (light refreshments and cash bar). Members free. $15 per nonmember. Students ages 12–18 free.
Reservations required.


Members-Only Day Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia

Sunday April 3rd, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of this scintillating show exploring Asian and Latin American culture and the Manila–Acapulco Galleon trade.

10:00 am–2:00 pm Library Display

Rare Book Reading Room

Join us for a special display in the library featuring Winterthur's own collection of Chinese export watercolors.

Members only, Members free. Space is limited, please call 800.448.3883 or 302.888.4600 to make a reservation.

10:30 am–12:30 pm Demonstration


Come watch Boston artist and conservator, Christine Thomson reveal the mystery of japanned decoration during her fascinating demonstration of this Asian–inspired ornamenting technique.

Members Free, Members only. Drop in program, no reservations necessary.

11:00 am–3:00 pm Taste of the Americas

Visitor Center Garden Café

Celebrate global influences in the form of fusion cuisine. Guests each receive a passport for their bite-by-bite journey through four stations: Mexico, Peru, Canada, and United States.

$45 adult passport. $30 junior passport. Member receive a 10% discount. Reservations required, please use our Open Table widget or call 302.888.4826 for reservations.

2:00–3:00 pm Lecture: Asian Influence on the Colonial Americas

Copeland Lecture Hall

By the mid 16th century, Latin America was connected directly to Asia via the Spanish galleon trade. Join curator Dennis Carr for this member–exclusive lecture, in which he shares his is discoveries for the exhibition Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia.


 Members only, Members free. (Members may bring two guest using guest passes.) Reservations required, please call 888.448.3883 or 302.888.4600 to make a reservation. 


Lecture: “Living and Teaching in China: Experiences of a Winterthur Conservator at the Forbidden City”

Wednesday, April 27

6:00 pm

Join Dwight and Lorri Lanmon Director of Academic Affairs Gregory Landrey and his wife Lynne Landrey as they share their experience of living in Beijing for four months in 2014 and 2015 while Gregory was teaching furniture conservation at the CRAFT training program at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. The presentation will include insight into historic preservation in China, teaching in a changing-yet-traditional Chinese environment, and living in one of the world’s largest cities. Members free. Included with admission. For information on Winterthur After Hours on Wednesday evenings, visit the performance page.

Members Garden Day

May, 15 10:00 am–4:00 pm

This day is all about you and the garden! Start the day with yoga in the garden and then enjoy guided garden walks, Peonies and Primroses tours, and special access to Winterthur's own horticulture staff. Be sure to attend "Garden Notes from China" a special lecture featuring Paul W. Meyer, director of Morris Arboretum, as he discusses his work with Chinese botanical gardens, and how you can bring these designs to your own garden. Members may bring two guest using guest passes. Reservations required for yoga and lecture. Please call 888.448.3883 or 302.888.4600 to make a reservation.


Family Programs

View the Family Programing page to explore the variety of fun programs for children of all ages! All programs are either free or discounted to Members!

The Museum Store and bookstore will be closed for the winter season during January & February.  Come back March 1st to see what we have bought for the stores while we were away or visit to continue your shopping experience.

Reopening Tuesday, March 1, 2016.  Hope to see you then!

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