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Week of Oct 1 — Oct 7
Mon, Oct 1
9:00 am to 12:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Lecture & Book Signing: "A Conversation with Peter J. Hatch"

Peter J. Hatch, director of gardens and grounds at Monticello and author of A Rich Spot of Earth and Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello, will discuss Jefferson's amazing vegetable garden, its uniquely American characteristics, and its legacy. Book signing to follow. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Free for Collectors Circle, WGLS, Director, and Associate Members. Space is limited.
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Tue, Oct 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 Back Bay. Registration required by September 21. $20 Member/$30 nonmember for the entire three-month series.

9:00 am to 12:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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Wed, Oct 3
9:00 am to 12:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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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 12:30 pm Garden Walk: Wednesdays at Winterthur

Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. Programs take place on Wednesdays starting at the Winterthur Greenhouses and each week cover a different topic. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, Oct 4
9:00 am to 12:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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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, Oct 5
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm New! Members-Only Tour on Wining and Dining

Experience a new, Members-only tour of the house in conjunction with Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition. This special tour offers new insight into wining and dining in early America. Each week we will bring you into selected rooms and study areas, some of which are not generally available to the public, to explore food- and beverage-related objects. Reservations are strongly suggested. $10 per person per tour. Call 800.448.3883 or e-mail tourinfo@winterthur.org.
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9:00 am to 12:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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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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Sat, Oct 6
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Truck and Tractor Day!

Join us this fall for a day filled with lots of large equipment sure to delight the wheel-oriented kids in your household. Explore antique tractors, the Winterthur fire truck, and more. Winterthur Fire Company apparel available for purchase. Included in general admission; members free.
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9:30 am to 12:30 pm Teacher Workshop: "Renew Yourself"

As the school year reaches its zenith, restore your sense of curiosity and creativity. Relax in the garden, take a tour of the house, and try fun, curriculum-based, hands-on activities that you can use in your classroom. Credit available through the Delaware Teacher Center. Registration required. Active teachers only. Members $15. $25 nonmember. Lunch included.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Uncorked! Hands on History Cart

Stop by the Hands on History Cart outside the exhibition Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition to further explore the world of wine-related objects. Members free. Included with admission.

9:00 am to 12:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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11:30 am to 12:00 pm Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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 Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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 Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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, Oct 7
9:00 am to 12:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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11:30 am to 12:00 pm Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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 Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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 Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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 Oct 8 — Oct 14
Mon, Oct 8
9:00 am to 12:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Members-Only Shopping Day

Enjoy this exclusive shopping opportunity in the Museum Store and Bookstore.
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Tue, Oct 9
10:00 am to 5:30 pm Harvest Food Festival

Try samples and select from a wide variety of fall food favorites at this food festival in the Museum Store. From apples to pumpkin candy to baking kits, you will find the perfect complement to the season.

9:00 am to 12:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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Wed, Oct 10
9:00 am to 12:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Walk: Wednesdays at Winterthur

Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. Programs take place on Wednesdays starting at the Winterthur Greenhouses and each week cover a different topic. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, Oct 11
9:00 am to 12:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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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, Oct 12
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm New! Members-Only Tour on Wining and Dining

Experience a new, Members-only tour of the house in conjunction with Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition. This special tour offers new insight into wining and dining in early America. Each week we will bring you into selected rooms and study areas, some of which are not generally available to the public, to explore food- and beverage-related objects. Reservations are strongly suggested. $10 per person per tour. Call 800.448.3883 or e-mail tourinfo@winterthur.org.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Crafternoon: "Treasure Box"

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 will make a treasure box. Members only. Registration required. $10 per person per session. Attendance limited.
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6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Uncorked! Wine Tasting at Winterthur

Join us for an evening of wine tasting from a featured winery, delectable food pairings, and the exhibition Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition. $50 per nonmember adult/$45 per Member adult and per one guest. Shuttle is available from the Visitor Center Parking Lot to the Galleries Reception Area. Reservations required, call 302.888.4826.
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Sat, Oct 13
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Uncorked! Hands on History Cart

Stop by the Hands on History Cart outside the exhibition Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition to further explore the world of wine-related objects. Members free. Included with admission.

11:30 am to 12:00 pm Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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 Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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 2:30 pm Garden Walk: "Autumn Color, Flowers, and Fruit"

Join a garden staff member for a walk highlighting this special aspect of the garden. Dress for the weather. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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, Oct 14
11:30 am to 12:00 pm Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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 Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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 Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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 Oct 15 — Oct 21
Mon, Oct 15
Tue, Oct 16
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm My Favorite Things Tour: Ceramics and Glass

Go behind-the-scenes with Winterthur's curators to discover the secrets and treasures of the museum, Galleries, and collection storage areas. This month's tour focuses on ceramics and glass with Curator Leslie Grigsby. Reservations encouraged. Space is limited. $15 per nonmember. $10 per Member. Free for Benefactor Member level and above.
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1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Winterthur Revealed Tour

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. $14 per nonmember. $12 per Member. Free for Benefactor-Member-level- and-above.
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Wed, Oct 17
6:30 pm to 8:30 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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11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Walk: Wednesdays at Winterthur

Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. Programs take place on Wednesdays starting at the Winterthur Greenhouses and each week cover a different topic. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, Oct 18
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, Oct 19
10:00 am to 4:00 pm French Flair Sale!

Ooh la la, towels and soaps made in France! Jean-Vier Basque linen and 100% cotton towels feature bold colors and dramatic designs. The fabric is intimately linked to the Basque region and its culture. Known for its strength, elegance, and beauty, these towels are sure to create an accent in any kitchen. Panier Des Sens soaps come from Southern France, and are formulated with natural, simple, and authentic ingredients -lavender, almond, and red berries - to create elegant fragrances. In the Galleries Reception Area.
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2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Garden DIY Workshop: "Forcing Bulbs for Winter Flowers"

A pot overflowing with daffodils in the middle of winter is the perfect harbinger of spring. In this workshop you will learn how to pot up daffodils for winter forcing. Soil, pot, bulbs, and detailed caring instructions will be provided. $10 per Member. $20 per nonmember.
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3:30 pm to 4:30 pm New! Members-Only Tour on Wining and Dining

Experience a new, Members-only tour of the house in conjunction with Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition. This special tour offers new insight into wining and dining in early America. Each week we will bring you into selected rooms and study areas, some of which are not generally available to the public, to explore food- and beverage-related objects. Reservations are strongly suggested. $10 per person per tour. Call 800.448.3883 or e-mail tourinfo@winterthur.org.
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Sat, Oct 20
10:00 am to 4:00 pm French Flair Sale!

Ooh la la, towels and soaps made in France! Jean-Vier Basque linen and 100% cotton towels feature bold colors and dramatic designs. The fabric is intimately linked to the Basque region and its culture. Known for its strength, elegance, and beauty, these towels are sure to create an accent in any kitchen. Panier Des Sens soaps come from Southern France, and are formulated with natural, simple, and authentic ingredients -lavender, almond, and red berries - to create elegant fragrances. In the Galleries Reception Area.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Uncorked! Hands on History Cart

Stop by the Hands on History Cart outside the exhibition Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition to further explore the world of wine-related objects. Members free. Included with admission.

11:30 am to 12:00 pm Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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 Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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 Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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, Oct 21
10:00 am to 4:00 pm French Flair Sale!

Ooh la la, towels and soaps made in France! Jean-Vier Basque linen and 100% cotton towels feature bold colors and dramatic designs. The fabric is intimately linked to the Basque region and its culture. Known for its strength, elegance, and beauty, these towels are sure to create an accent in any kitchen. Panier Des Sens soaps come from Southern France, and are formulated with natural, simple, and authentic ingredients -lavender, almond, and red berries - to create elegant fragrances. In the Galleries Reception Area.
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11:30 am to 12:00 pm Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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 Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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 Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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 Oct 22 — Oct 28
Mon, Oct 22
Tue, Oct 23
Wed, Oct 24
6:30 pm to 8:30 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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11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Walk: Wednesdays at Winterthur

Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. Programs take place on Wednesdays starting at the Winterthur Greenhouses and each week cover a different topic. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, Oct 25
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Lunchtime Lecture: "The Wine Cellar at Winterthur"

Maggie Lidz, estate historian and curator of garden and estate objects, examines the history of wine drinking at Winterthur over time, from the early 20th century through Prohibition and into the 1960s. Brown bag lunches welcome. 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, Oct 26
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Lunchtime Lecture: "Rock, Paper,...Scalpel"

Courtney Von Stein and Heather Brown, second-year students in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, will share highlights of their summer internships spent in art conservation laboratories. Brown bag lunches welcome. Members free. Included with admission.
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3:30 pm to 4:30 pm New! Members-Only Tour on Wining and Dining

Experience a new, Members-only tour of the house in conjunction with Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition. This special tour offers new insight into wining and dining in early America. Each week we will bring you into selected rooms and study areas, some of which are not generally available to the public, to explore food- and beverage-related objects. Reservations are strongly suggested. $10 per person per tour. Call 800.448.3883 or e-mail tourinfo@winterthur.org.
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Sat, Oct 27
9:30 am to 12:30 pm Girl Scout Programs: A Stitch in Time

Girl scouts can earn their textile badge. Call 800.341.4007 to register.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Uncorked! Hands on History Cart

Stop by the Hands on History Cart outside the exhibition Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition to further explore the world of wine-related objects. Members free. Included with admission.

11:30 am to 12:00 pm Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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 Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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 Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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, Oct 28
10:00 am to 2:00 pm Halloween Brunch

Join us for a taste of fall. Seatings from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. $27.95. 10% Member discount for up to four people. Children under 12 are 50% off. Call 302.888.4826 for reservations.
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11:30 am to 12:00 pm Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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 Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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 Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Gallery Walk

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 Oct 29 — Oct 31
Mon, Oct 29
Tue, Oct 30
Wed, Oct 31
10:00 am to 5:30 pm Byers' Choice Trunk Show

During this limited time, a special collection of Byers' Choice holiday shoppers and families will be available in the Winterthur Museum Store. The tradition of family fun can be seen in the delightful expression of every Caroler, which are handcrafted by the Byers' family and their artisans in Pennsylvania, creating a truly American gift. With every purchase, receive a FREE 16" faux Christmas tree accented with snow. Also, enter to win a Byers' Choice Walking Wonderland Santa (retail value $130.00).

11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Walk: Wednesdays at Winterthur

Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. Programs take place on Wednesdays starting at the Winterthur Greenhouses and each week cover a different topic. Members free. Included with admission.
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