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Week of Mar 1 — Mar 2
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Sat, Mar 1
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Costumes of Downton Abbey Exhibition Opens!

Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show will be displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur. Members free. Included with general admission.
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10:00 am to 6:00 pm Downton Abbey Exhibition Store Opens!

Features items related to Downton Abbey, including jewelry, T-shirts, books, and entertaining. Store is located in the exhibition, so you must have a ticket to shop. There will also be Downton Abbey merchandise in the Museum Store and Bookstore.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Costumes of Downton Abbey Hands on History Cart

Do you have what it takes to make it as a house servant? Stop by and prove your mettle at shoe-shining, corset-lacing, table-setting, and a variety of other activities. 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 36th Annual Point-to-Point go on sale today! Join us for the Brandywine Valley's signature spring event.
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Sun, Mar 2
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Costumes of Downton Abbey Hands on History Cart

Do you have what it takes to make it as a house servant? Stop by and prove your mettle at shoe-shining, corset-lacing, table-setting, and a variety of other activities. Members free. Included with admission.
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Week of Mar 3 — Mar 9
Mon, Mar 3
10:00 am to 5:00 pm POSTPONED to 3/10 - Members-only Costumes of Downton Abbey Day

Postponed until March 10. Guided gallery walks will be offered throughout the day as well as a Members lecture at 11:00 am SOLD OUT and 2:30 pm SOLD OUT (Reservations required) "Behind the Scenes of Costumes of Downton Abbey."
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11:30 am to 12:30 pm Lecture: "Behind the Scenes of Costumes of Downton Abbey"

During the Members-only Costumes of Downton Abbey Day, Director of Museum Affairs Tom Savage and Estate Historian Maggie Lidz discuss bringing Downton to Winterthur and procuring the costumes. Members only. Members free. Reservations required. Call 800.448.3883 to register.
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2:30 pm to 3:30 pm Lecture: "Behind the Scenes of Costumes of Downton Abbey"

During the Members-only Costumes of Downton Abbey Day, Director of Museum Affairs Tom Savage and Estate Historian Maggie Lidz discuss bringing Downton to Winterthur and procuring the costumes. Members only. Members free. Reservations required. Call 800.448.3883 to register.
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Tue, Mar 4
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 Clara and Mr. Tiffany. Registration required by February 28. $20 Member/$30 nonmember for the entire three-month series.
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Wed, Mar 5
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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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sewell C. Biggs Winterthur Furniture Forum

Join us for the Sewell C. Biggs Furniture Forum: Philadelphia Furniture: New Inquiries and Insights. In partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this conference will shed new light on many of these old objects and celebrate great collections. For information and registration, call 800.448.3883.
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Thu, Mar 6
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sewell C. Biggs Winterthur Furniture Forum

Join us for the Sewell C. Biggs Furniture Forum: Philadelphia Furniture: New Inquiries and Insights. In partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this conference will shed new light on many of these old objects and celebrate great collections. For information and registration, call 800.448.3883.
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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 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. Registration required by October 15.
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Fri, Mar 7
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Vegetable Gardening Month by Month

Join us each month for a workshop with local farmer H.G. Haskell and learn from the best on how to raise your own vegetables. $10 per Member. $20 per nonmember.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sewell C. Biggs Winterthur Furniture Forum

Join us for the Sewell C. Biggs Furniture Forum: Philadelphia Furniture: New Inquiries and Insights. In partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this conference will shed new light on many of these old objects and celebrate great collections. For information and registration, call 800.448.3883.
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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, Mar 8
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Lecture: "Bank to Bend"

This year Matt Bishop, famous snowdrop enthusiast and author of Snowdrops: A Monograph of Cultivated Galanthus, takes you on a journey to discover this delicate winter flower. Free for WGLS and Garden Associate Members. $10 per member, $20 per nonmember, Call 302.888.3883 to register.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Costumes of Downton Abbey Hands on History Cart

Do you have what it takes to make it as a house servant? Stop by and prove your mettle at shoe-shining, corset-lacing, table-setting, and a variety of other activities. Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sewell C. Biggs Winterthur Furniture Forum

Join us for the Sewell C. Biggs Furniture Forum: Philadelphia Furniture: New Inquiries and Insights. In partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this conference will shed new light on many of these old objects and celebrate great collections. For information and registration, call 800.448.3883.
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1:00 pm to 2:30 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 9
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Costumes of Downton Abbey Hands on History Cart

Do you have what it takes to make it as a house servant? Stop by and prove your mettle at shoe-shining, corset-lacing, table-setting, and a variety of other activities. Members free. Included with admission.
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Week of Mar 10 — Mar 16
Mon, Mar 10
10:00 am to 5:00 pm SOLD OUT Members-only Costumes of Downton Abbey Day

Guided gallery walks will be offered throughout the day as well as a Members lecture at 11:00 am SOLD OUT and 2:30 pm SOLD OUT (Reservations required) "Behind the Scenes of Costumes of Downton Abbey."
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Tue, Mar 11
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Lecture: "Dumfries House: A Georgian Masterpiece Saved"

The Hon. Mrs. Chetwode (Lucinda), Trustee of the Royal Collection Trust, will acquaint you with one of Scotland's most beautiful country houses. $5 per Member. $15 per nonmember.
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1:00 pm to 2:00 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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6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Ikebana Class

Learn the principles of this wonderful Asian art form in a class taught by Midori Tanimune. Please bring your own clippers. Containers will be provided. Registration required. $55 per Member. $70 per nonmember
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Wed, Mar 12
9:30 am to 11:00 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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11:45 am to 1:15 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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Thu, Mar 13
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Members-only Hours

Join us for Members-only hours on select Thursday evenings to view Costumes of Downton Abbey. Light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar available. Member guests welcome with guest pass.
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9:30 am to 11:00 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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11:45 am to 1:15 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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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 14
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Crafternoon: "Shrinky Dinks"

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 try our hand at Shrinky Dinks. Members only. Registration required. $10 per person per session. Attendance limited.
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Sat, Mar 15
9:30 am to 4:00 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 Costumes of Downton Abbey Hands on History Cart

Do you have what it takes to make it as a house servant? Stop by and prove your mettle at shoe-shining, corset-lacing, table-setting, and a variety of other activities. Members free. Included with admission.
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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 5:00 pm Pine Knot Nursery Sale!

Looking for the perfect plant for that shady spot in your garden? Family-owned nursery Pine Knot Farms will sell their beautiful hellebores at Winterthur in the Museum Store. These special plants are very hardy in zones 4-9 and prefer shade. Outside the Museum Store.
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Sun, Mar 16
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Costumes of Downton Abbey Hands on History Cart

Do you have what it takes to make it as a house servant? Stop by and prove your mettle at shoe-shining, corset-lacing, table-setting, and a variety of other activities. Members free. Included with admission.
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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 5:00 pm Pine Knot Nursery Sale!

Looking for the perfect plant for that shady spot in your garden? Family-owned nursery Pine Knot Farms will sell their beautiful hellebores at Winterthur in the Museum Store. These special plants are very hardy in zones 4-9 and prefer shade. Outside the Museum Store.
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Week of Mar 17 — Mar 23
Mon, Mar 17
Tue, Mar 18
Wed, Mar 19
Thu, Mar 20
10:00 am to 6:00 pm Web Sale!

Free shipping when you spend $50 or more on Winterthur's online store. Promo code is WTMARS50.
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12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Lunchtime Lecture: "How to Costume the Costume Drama: Design, Adaptation, and Recycling at Downton"

Join us for our Downton Abbey lunchtime lecture with Alden O'Brien, curator, Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, Washington, D.C. Members free. Included with admission.
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5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Members-only Hours

Join us for Members-only hours on select Thursday evenings to view Costumes of Downton Abbey. Light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar available. Member guests welcome with guest pass.
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Fri, Mar 21
10:00 am to 6:00 pm Web Sale!

Free shipping when you spend $50 or more on Winterthur's online store. Promo code is WTMARS50.
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Sat, Mar 22
9:00 am to 12:00 pm English Brunch in the Visitor Center

Seatings from 9:00 am-12 noon. $34.95 per adult. 50% off for children under 12. 10% discount for Members on up to 4 members of the party. Reservations required. Please use the OpenTable widget below or call 302.888.4826.
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9:30 am to 12:30 pm Teacher Workshop: "Learning to Read and Write, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"

Learn about eighteenth-century educational theory and practice, study original Pennsylvania German curriculum materials, and get ideas for integrating literacy instruction into your own art and social studies lessons. $15 per person. Members free. Delaware teachers wishing to receive credit should also register through the Delaware Teacher Center by calling 800.282.8770. Attendance is limited.
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10:00 am to 6:00 pm Web Sale!

Free shipping when you spend $50 or more on Winterthur's online store. Promo code is WTMARS50.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Costumes of Downton Abbey Hands on History Cart

Do you have what it takes to make it as a house servant? Stop by and prove your mettle at shoe-shining, corset-lacing, table-setting, and a variety of other activities. Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, Mar 23
9:00 am to 12:00 pm English Brunch in the Visitor Center

Seatings from 9:00 am-12 noon. $34.95 per adult. 50% off for children under 12. 10% discount for Members on up to 4 members of the party. Reservations required. Please use the OpenTable widget below or call 302.888.4826.
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10:00 am to 6:00 pm Web Sale!

Free shipping when you spend $50 or more on Winterthur's online store. Promo code is WTMARS50.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Costumes of Downton Abbey Hands on History Cart

Do you have what it takes to make it as a house servant? Stop by and prove your mettle at shoe-shining, corset-lacing, table-setting, and a variety of other activities. Members free. Included with admission.
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Week of Mar 24 — Mar 30
Mon, Mar 24
Tue, Mar 25
Wed, Mar 26
Thu, Mar 27
10:00 am to 6:00 pm Landscape Plants Arrive!

Think spring when our trucks of landscape plants start to arrive outside the Museum Store.
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5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Members-only Lecture: "Bringing Costumes of Downton Abbey to Winterthur"

Jeff Groff, director of public programs, offers a fascinating look at bringing Costumes of Downton Abbey to Winterthur and discusses the men's costumes in the exhibition. Members free. Members only. Reservations required. Call 800.448.3883 for reservations.
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5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Members-only Hours

Join us for Members-only hours on select Thursday evenings to view Costumes of Downton Abbey. Light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar available. Member guests welcome with guest pass.
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Fri, Mar 28
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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Sat, Mar 29
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Costumes of Downton Abbey Hands on History Cart

Do you have what it takes to make it as a house servant? Stop by and prove your mettle at shoe-shining, corset-lacing, table-setting, and a variety of other activities. Members free. Included with admission.
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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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Sun, Mar 30
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Costumes of Downton Abbey Hands on History Cart

Do you have what it takes to make it as a house servant? Stop by and prove your mettle at shoe-shining, corset-lacing, table-setting, and a variety of other activities. Members free. Included with admission.
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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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