Member Activities - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Winterthur is closed to the public January 8 - February 28, and reopens March 1 with a full slate of new exhibitions, house tours, and programs. Details here.

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


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!


Garden Programs

Check out the Garden programs page to view tours, walks, and events created to celebrate Winterthur's majestic spring garden, all events are FREE to members!



Wellness at Winterthur

Every Thursday

Wellness at Winterthur is an exclusive Members-only program that includes yoga classes, monthly guided meditation, and a lecture series. In addition, Members are encouraged to walk our grounds from dawn to dusk, as part of the many benefits of Winterthur Membership. 
For more information on our Wellness program, click here.




Member-Only Presales:

New this spring! Members have exclusive early access to purchase tickets to some of our most popular lectures! Presales for the following lectures run from March 1–March 12. Starting March 12, nonmembers will be able to purchase tickets.

Lecture: "Saying 'I Do' at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue"
Sunday, March 25, 1:00–2:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall

Carrying off the perfect wedding when the guest list includes family and friends is enough of a challenge. What happens when the whole world is watching? Join author Coleen Christian Burke for a look at weddings of First Family members that reflected a mix of the private, the public, and the political—as well as traditional romantic spectacle. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Member-only presale starts March 1. Nonmembers will be able to purchase tickets starting March 12.

Lecture: "Ardrossan: The Last Great Estate on the Philadelphia Main Line"
Tuesday, March 27, 6:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall
Join author David Wren for a discussion on his 2017 book which presents a detailed history of the
splendor of an American country estate. Philadelphia’s Main Line home, Ardrossan, and the
Montgomery family who built it, are perhaps best known as the family on which Philip Barry based
his 1939 play, which later became a Hollywood film, The Philadelphia Story. This Winterthur
program is a must see for American architecture and social history enthusiasts, and for all
who enjoy a glimpse into another time and way of life. Members $10. Nonmembers $15. Member-only presales starts March 1. Nonmembers will be able to purchase tickets starting March 12.

Lecture “Bunny Mellon, the Life of an American Icon”
Sunday, April 15, 1:00-2:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall.
Join New York Times bestselling author, Meryl Gordon as she explores the subject of her latest book, “Bunny Mellon, the Life of an American Icon”. A socialite with a passion for gardening, Bunny Mellon was a fixture on the Best-Dressed List as well as in social circles that included presidents, movie stars, and royalty. Heiress to the Listerine fortune and second wife of philanthropist Paul Mellon, Bunny may be best known now for having redesigned the White House Rose Garden at JFK’s request. She also designed landscapes for several Mellon properties and assembled one of the largest collections of rare horticultural books in the country. Gordon will draw from private letters and photos as well as interviews with Mellon and her close friends to tell the fascinating story of Bunny Mellon. $10 Members. Nonmember, $15. Member-only presale starts March 1. Nonmembers will be able to purchase tickets starting March 12.




Inside, Outside Members Day

Sunday, April 8, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall
Inside, Outside Members Day, celebrating the opening of our first outside exhibit, Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden and our inside exhibit, Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table.

Inside: Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table
From the 1600s to the present, dinnerware designs have been inspired by nature. Explore a visual feast of flora and fauna adorning hundreds of dazzling ceramics and tablewares.

Outside: Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden
Step into the imaginative and entertaining world of garden follies! Explore a fantastic display of contemporary and historic architectural features—from a Gothic-inspired tower to American summerhouses to a faerie cottage and more—all set within the majestic beauty of Henry Francis du Pont’s 60-acre garden. This irresistible garden exhibit, featuring thirteen follies, offers a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience with a twist of fun!
Activities include walking and tram tours to view the follies, library tours, guided tours and an exclusive lecture with exhibit curators, Leslie Grisgby and Carol Long

Members only, Free for Members (Members may bring two guests using guest passes). Reservation encouraged, call 800.448.3883 or e-mail





The above programs are made possible thanks to the generosity of our Members. Click here to support Winterthur through a Membership.

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