Lectures - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library



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Royal Splendor Lecture: "The Royal School of Needlework: Keeping Hand Embroidery Alive"


Wednesday, November 8

Copeland, 12:15 pm


The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) was founded in 1872 to keep the art of hand embroidery alive and to offer suitable occupation to ladies who would otherwise be destitute. Dr. Susan Kay-Williams, chief executive, RSN, will explore objects from its collection and show the wide range of work produced by its students today. Members free. Included with admission.

Detail from the book cover Christmas with the First Ladies: The White House Decorating Tradition from Jacqueline Kennedy to Michelle Obama by Coleen Christian Burke

Member Appreciation Lecture: "Christmas with the First Ladies"  SOLD OUT

Sunday, November 19

Copeland Lecture Hall, 1:00 pm


Get an inside peek at the holiday magic that happens at the White House! Esteemed interior decorator Coleen Christian Burke, author of Christmas with the First Ladies: The White House Decorating Tradition from Jacqueline Kennedy to Michelle Obama, explores the history of decorating the White House of the holidays in this lavishly illustrated lecture. Members only. Members free. Members may bring up to two guests. $10 per guest. Reserve tickets online or call 800.448.3883.

Anthony M. Amore, Director of Security & Chief Investigator, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Treasures on Trial Evening Lecture: "The Art of the Con"


Wednesday, November 29

Copeland Lecture Hall, 6:00 pm


The Art of the Con by Anthony M. Amore uncovers history's most notorious but untold cons. Amore is an expert in security matters and head of security and chief investigator at the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston. He is the co-author of Stealing Rembrandts, which was a Wall Street Journal True Crime Best Seller. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883.

Winterthur 101 Lecture: "Yuletide Behind the Scenes"

Sunday, December 3

Copeland Lecture Hall, 2:00 pm


Join Senior Curator of Education Deborah Harper and learn about all that is involved in putting together the annual Yuletide Tour Enjoy stunning images of Yuletides past, learn about traditions embraced by the H. F. du Pont family, and be inspired by this year's Yuletide Tour. Members free. Nonmembers $15.

Marta McDowell, Photo by Kirke Bent

Lecture: "A Wilder Garden"

Saturday, December 9

Copeland Lecture Hall, 2:00 pm


Join author Marta McDowell for lessons from The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder, a world of prairie, forest, farm, and garden. Book signing to follow. Free.

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