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Week of Mar 1 — Mar 1
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Sun, Mar 1
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Exhibition Opening: A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & the Art of Everyday Life

Explore the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts, textiles, and pottery, in this exhibition highlighting recent acquisitions from the estate of legendary collector and scholar Frederick S. Weiser. Included with admission. Members free.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Cultivating Style in a Multiethnic World: New York Furniture, 1640%u20121860 Exhibition Opens

In the landscapes they shaped, buildings and furniture they made, New Yorkers created a place "unlike any other, either in the North American colonies or anywhere else," writer Russell Shorto has observed. This unique legacy is reflected in the New York furniture collection at Winterthur. This exhibition is in conjunction with the 2015 Sewell C. Biggs Winterthur Furniture Forum.Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 6:00 am Point-to-Point Tickets on Sale!

Tickets for the 37th Annual Point-to-Point go on sale today! Join us for the Brandywine Valley's signature spring event.
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Week of Mar 2 — Mar 8
Mon, Mar 2
Tue, Mar 3
10:00 am to 12:00 pm History Through Fiction Book Club

Join us for informal discussion of new and classic works of fiction that broaden our understanding of objects in the museum collection or life at Winterthur during the first half of the twentieth century. $20 per Member, $30 per nonmember for the entire three-month series. Registration required by February 28. Call 800.448.3883 to register.
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Wed, Mar 4
10:00 am to 5:00 pm The Sewell C. Biggs WINTERTHUR FURNITURE FORUM From New Netherland to Empire State: New York Furniture

The 2015 Sewell C. Biggs Winterthur Furniture Forum celebrates furniture from the Empire State with lectures, workshops, and tours exploring new discoveries, shedding light on lesser-known cabinetmakers, and highlighting regional and cultural diversity. We invite you to join us for an exciting program that brings fresh insight to the furniture of a region viewed as the true birthplace of America.
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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. Included with admission.
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Thu, Mar 5
10:00 am to 5:00 pm The Sewell C. Biggs WINTERTHUR FURNITURE FORUM From New Netherland to Empire State: New York Furniture

The 2015 Sewell C. Biggs Winterthur Furniture Forum celebrates furniture from the Empire State with lectures, workshops, and tours exploring new discoveries, shedding light on lesser-known cabinetmakers, and highlighting regional and cultural diversity. We invite you to join us for an exciting program that brings fresh insight to the furniture of a region viewed as the true birthplace of America.
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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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6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Pages of Time: Mother & Daughter 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. $25 per Member and $35 per nonmember for the entire seven-month series.
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Fri, Mar 6
10:00 am to 5:00 pm The Sewell C. Biggs WINTERTHUR FURNITURE FORUM From New Netherland to Empire State: New York Furniture

The 2015 Sewell C. Biggs Winterthur Furniture Forum celebrates furniture from the Empire State with lectures, workshops, and tours exploring new discoveries, shedding light on lesser-known cabinetmakers, and highlighting regional and cultural diversity. We invite you to join us for an exciting program that brings fresh insight to the furniture of a region viewed as the true birthplace of America.
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Sat, Mar 7
10:00 am to 5:00 pm The Sewell C. Biggs WINTERTHUR FURNITURE FORUM From New Netherland to Empire State: New York Furniture

The 2015 Sewell C. Biggs Winterthur Furniture Forum celebrates furniture from the Empire State with lectures, workshops, and tours exploring new discoveries, shedding light on lesser-known cabinetmakers, and highlighting regional and cultural diversity. We invite you to join us for an exciting program that brings fresh insight to the furniture of a region viewed as the true birthplace of America.
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11:00 am to 12:00 pm Bank to Bend with Andrew Turvey of Myddelton House

Celebrate the early bulb display of the March Bank at Winterthur with a lecture, tour, and sales of rare and unusual plants. This year's featured speaker is Andrew Turvey, head gardener at Myddelton House Gardens. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm A Colorful Folk Hands on History Cart

Try a variety of activities related to the exhibition A Colorful Folk. Members free. Included with admission.Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, Mar 8
Week of Mar 9 — Mar 15
Mon, Mar 9
Tue, Mar 10
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm My Favorite Things Tour: Rooms and Objects of Our Affection

Greg Landrey, director of Academic Affairs, explores excellence in craftmanship in objects and rooms at Winterthur. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Free for Benefactor-level-and-above Members. 10-person limit.
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6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Lecture: St.Giles House: The New Beginning

St. Giles House has been a family home to the Earls of Shaftesbury and their descendants since the 13th century. In 2005, Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, a former DJ living in New York, became the 12th Earl of Shaftesbury after the tragic death of his father and older brother. He and his wife embarked on a 4-year restoration project to bring St. Giles House back to life. Members $5. Nonmembers $15.
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9:30 am to 10:30 am Homeschool Days

A visit to Winterthur allows your students to explore nature, history, and art all at the same place. Come wander amongst our gardens, visit our library, take a tour of our house, and investigate our changing exhibitions. Learn about early American culture, country house life, and so much more! Homeschool groups of 15 students or more are invited to reserve any of our on-site or off-site programs at the standard school program rate.
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11:00 am to 12:00 pm Homeschool Days

A visit to Winterthur allows your students to explore nature, history, and art all at the same place. Come wander amongst our gardens, visit our library, take a tour of our house, and investigate our changing exhibitions. Learn about early American culture, country house life, and so much more! Homeschool groups of 15 students or more are invited to reserve any of our on-site or off-site programs at the standard school program rate.
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Wed, Mar 11
Thu, Mar 12
Fri, Mar 13
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Crafternoon

Local artist Kathy Holden will lead our decoration of canvas tote bags using easy fabric applique in patterns based on whimsical fraktur. Members only. $10 per person. Registration required.
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Sat, Mar 14
9:00 am to 2:00 pm Pennsylvania German Brunch Buffet

Enjoy a Pennsylvania German-inspired brunch buffet. seatings 9:00-2:00 pm. $39.95 per adult. 50% off for children under 12. 10% off for Members on up to 4 members of the party. Reservations required. Make reservation on opentable.com or call 302.888.4826.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm A Colorful Folk Hands on History Cart

Try a variety of activities related to the exhibition A Colorful Folk. Members free. Included with admission.Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Second Saturdays Garden Walk "Snowdrops and Other Minor Bulbs"

Join Winterthur's horticulture staff for monthly garden walks highlighting interesting and seldom seen parts of the Winterthur landscape. Weather permitting. Wear comfortable shoes.
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Sun, Mar 15
9:00 am to 2:00 pm Pennsylvania German Brunch Buffet

Enjoy a Pennsylvania German-inspired brunch buffet. seatings 9:00-2:00 pm. $39.95 per adult. 50% off for children under 12. 10% off for Members on up to 4 members of the party. Reservations required. Make reservation on opentable.com or call 302.888.4826.
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Week of Mar 16 — Mar 22
Mon, Mar 16
Tue, Mar 17
Wed, Mar 18
Thu, Mar 19
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Lecture:Pennsylvania German Fraktur: From A to Z

Fraktur is a Germanic tradition of decorated manuscripts and printed documents. Learn about the artists who made these works and the people who owned them in this comprehensive overview with Lisa Minardi, assistant curator at Winterthur. Members free. Included with admission.
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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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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Spend $50 at Winterthurstore.com, Receive Free Shipping

Visit winterthurstore.com. Spend $50, receive free shipping.
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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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Fri, Mar 20
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Spend $50 at Winterthurstore.com, Receive Free Shipping

Visit winterthurstore.com. Spend $50, receive free shipping.
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Sat, Mar 21
9:00 am to 2:00 pm Pennsylvania German Brunch Buffet

Enjoy a Pennsylvania German-inspired brunch buffet. seatings 9:00-2:00 pm. $39.95 per adult. 50% off for children under 12. 10% off for Members on up to 4 members of the party. Reservations required. Make reservation on opentable.com or call 302.888.4826.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm A Colorful Folk Hands on History Cart

Try a variety of activities related to the exhibition A Colorful Folk. Members free. Included with admission.Members free. Included with admission.
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9:30 am to 12:30 pm Teacher Workshop: Understanding Objects

Unlock the beauty and mystery of objects as you explore ways to incorporate them into lessons on writing, math, science, and social studies. Credit available through the Delaware Teacher Center. Registration required. Active teachers only. Members free. $15 per nonmember.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Spend $50 at Winterthurstore.com, Receive Free Shipping

Visit winterthurstore.com. Spend $50, receive free shipping.
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1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Girl Scout Program: Elegant Entertaining

Earn your Social Butterfly badge as you explore the art of entertaining guests at a country estate in the 1930s. After touring the Winterthur house, you will learn the skills you need to be a gracious hostess and will plan elements of your own fabulous party. $12 per girl. Call Girl Scouts to register.
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Sun, Mar 22
9:00 am to 2:00 pm Pennsylvania German Brunch Buffet

Enjoy a Pennsylvania German-inspired brunch buffet. seatings 9:00-2:00 pm. $39.95 per adult. 50% off for children under 12. 10% off for Members on up to 4 members of the party. Reservations required. Make reservation on opentable.com or call 302.888.4826.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Spend $50 at Winterthurstore.com, Receive Free Shipping

Visit winterthurstore.com. Spend $50, receive free shipping.
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Week of Mar 23 — Mar 29
Mon, Mar 23
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Spend $50 at Winterthurstore.com, Receive Free Shipping

Visit winterthurstore.com. Spend $50, receive free shipping.
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Tue, Mar 24
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Lecture: George Stacey and the Creation of American Chic

Maureen Footer, ASID, will discuss trailblazing decorator George Stacey, who shot to prominence in the 1930s with projects for socialite Frances Cheney and style priestess Diana Vreeland, the audacity of his work caught the eye of Vogue, Harper%u2019s Bazaar, Town and Country, and House & Garden. Members $5. Nonmembers $15.
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Wed, Mar 25
Thu, Mar 26
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Dissolving the Political Bands: Depictions of Lecture: American Rebellion by a London Print Publisher

Amy Torbert, Winterthur research fellow , Ph.D. candidate in Art History, University of Delaware, explores how satirical prints were produced and circulated prior to the American Revolution, and how one print from the series, The Bostonians Paying the Excise-Man, or Tarring & Feathering, later became an icon of American patriotism. Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Trunk Show: La Vie Parisienne Jewelry

Handmade jewelry inspired by antique, original French molds and stampings to create elegant pieces with distinctive styling. Each piece is painstakingly crafted using the traditional method of layering "old silver" or "14-karat gold" over copper to bring out relief and detail. A special selection of necklaces, earrings, and pins will make the perfect accent to any wardrobe. Shop early as quantities are limited. Galleries Reception Area.
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Fri, Mar 27
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Trunk Show: La Vie Parisienne Jewelry

Handmade jewelry inspired by antique, original French molds and stampings to create elegant pieces with distinctive styling. Each piece is painstakingly crafted using the traditional method of layering "old silver" or "14-karat gold" over copper to bring out relief and detail. A special selection of necklaces, earrings, and pins will make the perfect accent to any wardrobe. Shop early as quantities are limited. Galleries Reception Area.
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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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1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Garden Workshop: Tool Time for Gardeners

March is the perfect time to assess your tools. Our staff will share their favorite, and least favorite, tools as well as how to maintain them. Class will take place indoors and in the field. Registration required. $25 per Member. $35 per nonmember.
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Sat, Mar 28
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm A Colorful Folk Hands on History Cart

Try a variety of activities related to the exhibition A Colorful Folk. Members free. Included with admission.Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Trunk Show: La Vie Parisienne Jewelry

Handmade jewelry inspired by antique, original French molds and stampings to create elegant pieces with distinctive styling. Each piece is painstakingly crafted using the traditional method of layering "old silver" or "14-karat gold" over copper to bring out relief and detail. A special selection of necklaces, earrings, and pins will make the perfect accent to any wardrobe. Shop early as quantities are limited. Galleries Reception Area.
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Sun, Mar 29
11:00 am to 3:00 pm Members Housewarming Event

Celebrate the results of Winterthur's yearlong renovation, inside and out! Learn about the restoration project and the architecture and history of the house; take an outside and inside tour; and reserve a special Member-exclusive tour featuring H. F. du Pont's style of entertaining at Winterthur during the spring. Members free. Member guests admitted with guest pass. Lecture at 1:00 pm. Reservations required for the day's events. Call 800.448.3883 or 302.888.4600. Make reservations for Afternoon Tea by calling 302.888.4826.
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3:00 pm to 5:00 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 4:00 pm Trunk Show: La Vie Parisienne Jewelry

Handmade jewelry inspired by antique, original French molds and stampings to create elegant pieces with distinctive styling. Each piece is painstakingly crafted using the traditional method of layering "old silver" or "14-karat gold" over copper to bring out relief and detail. A special selection of necklaces, earrings, and pins will make the perfect accent to any wardrobe. Shop early as quantities are limited. Galleries Reception Area.
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Week of Mar 30 — Mar 31
Mon, Mar 30
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Landscape Plants Arrive!

Think spring when our trucks of landscape plants start to arrive outside the Museum Store.
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