Yuletide house tours sold out for November 28 and December 6. Limited tickets for Costumes of Downton Abbey still available.
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Week of Apr 1 — Apr 6
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Tue, Apr 1
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 Creation. Registration required by February 28. $20 Member/$30 nonmember for the entire three-month series.
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Wed, Apr 2
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 Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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11:30 am to 1:00 pm Garden Walk: "Winterthur's Champion Trees"

Learn fascinating, little-known details about the estate with our horticulture staff. Dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Walk lasts about 90 minutes. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, Apr 3
10:00 am to 6:00 pm Web Sale!

Free gift when you spend $50 or more on Winterthurestore.com. Promo code is WTGIFT.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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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, Apr 4
10:00 am to 6:00 pm Web Sale!

Free gift when you spend $50 or more on Winterthurestore.com. Promo code is WTGIFT.
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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 Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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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, Apr 5
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 gift when you spend $50 or more on Winterthurestore.com. Promo code is WTGIFT.
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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 Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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Sun, Apr 6
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 gift when you spend $50 or more on Winterthurestore.com. Promo code is WTGIFT.
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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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2:30 pm to 3:30 pm Lecture: "Winterthur: The Last Wild Garden"

Today, Winterthur remains one of the last extant wild gardens of its era and stands in unique contrast to the fashionable and more formal gardens of the early 20th century. Join Estate & Garden Director Chris Strand for a fascinating lecture on the Winterthur Garden. Members free. $10 per nonmember.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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Week of Apr 7 — Apr 13
Mon, Apr 7
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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Tue, Apr 8
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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1:00 pm to 2:00 pm My Favorite Things Tour: "Fraktur"

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 the fraktur collection with Assistant Curator Lisa Minardi. 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 Floral Workshop: "Table Design"

Flowers and other wonderful elements to create beautiful table designs will be explored. Highlights from the tables of H. F. du Pont will be viewed, and then we will create our own. Everyone will bring home an arrangement and inspiration for the spring season.$55 per Member. $70 per nonmember.
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Wed, Apr 9
11:30 am to 1:00 pm Garden Talk: "Combat Gardening: Critters and Black Walnut"

Join us on Wednesdays at Winterthur to discuss a variety of gardening topics. This Wednesday we discuss critters and black walnut trees. Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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Thu, Apr 10
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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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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Fri, Apr 11
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Downton Abbey Jewelry Trunk Show

This trunk show will feature a vast selection of jewelry inspired by the Downton Abbey television series, including necklaces, earrings, pins, and hair clips. Galleries Reception Area.
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6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Lecture: "Castle Howard: Family Home and Restoration Drama"

Home to the Howard family for more than 300 years, Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th-century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the heart of North Yorkshire. $5 per Member. $15 per nonmember.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Crafternoon: "Printmaking"

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 printmaking. Members only. Registration required. $10 per person per session. Attendance limited.
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Sat, Apr 12
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Downton Abbey Jewelry Trunk Show

This trunk show will feature a vast selection of jewelry inspired by the Downton Abbey television series, including necklaces, earrings, pins, and hair clips. Galleries Reception Area.
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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 Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Garden Walk: "Winterhazels and Early Azaleas"

Learn fascinating, little-known details about the estate with our horticulture staff. Dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Walk lasts about 90 minutes. Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, Apr 13
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Downton Abbey Jewelry Trunk Show

This trunk show will feature a vast selection of jewelry inspired by the Downton Abbey television series, including necklaces, earrings, pins, and hair clips. Galleries Reception Area.
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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 Annual Book Sale

Shop in the Bookstore for our sale on selected titles, topics include garden, houses & interiors, furniture, children's books, and more.
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Week of Apr 14 — Apr 20
Mon, Apr 14
Tue, Apr 15
Wed, Apr 16
11:30 am to 1:00 pm Garden Walk: "What's in Bloom: A Walk among the Best Spring Ephemerals

Learn fascinating, little-known details about the estate with our horticulture staff. Dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Walk lasts about 90 minutes. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, Apr 17
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Lunchtime Lecture: "Behind Jack Ross: Jazz, Romance and High Society Harlem"

Join us for our Downton Abbey lunchtime lecture with Madam C. J. Walker, biographer and chairman, Foundation for the National Archives. 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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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, Apr 18
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Walking and Running at Winterthur

Are you interested in learning more about gardening and about Winterthur? 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, Apr 19
9:00 am to 2:00 pm Easter Brunch with the Bunny

Seatings from 9:00 am-2:00pm $34.95 per member adult. $17.50 per member children 2-12. $49.95 per non-member adult & $29.95 per non-member child ages 2-12. Includes purchase of an admission ticket for Costumes of Downton Abbey. Reservations required. Please use the OpenTable widget below or call 302.888.4826.
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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, Apr 20
9:00 am to 2:00 pm Easter Brunch with the Bunny

Seatings from 9:00 am-2:00pm $34.95 per member adult. $17.50 per member children 2-12. $49.95 per non-member adult & $29.95 per non-member child ages 2-12. Includes purchase of an admission ticket for Costumes of Downton Abbey. Reservations required. Please use the OpenTable widget below or call 302.888.4826.
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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 Apr 21 — Apr 27
Mon, Apr 21
Tue, Apr 22
Wed, Apr 23
11:30 am to 1:00 pm Garden Walk: Sundial Garden: Then & Now

Follow the progression of the Sundial Garden area from its early use as the family's tennis court to the influence of Marian Coffin on the "April Garden" to the present-day Sundial Garden. We have searched the Archives for the original layout of the playground and for photographs to bring garden history to life. Duncan Pike, garden guide specialist, will look at the plant palette used to create this April masterpiece. Meet at the Greenhouses. No reservations necessary. Included with all admission tickets. Members free.
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Thu, Apr 24
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Ceramics Conference: From All Points of the Compass: Ceramics Travel the World

This year, we focus on ceramics that traveled the world%u2014from China to the US to Mexico and beyond. Upon arrival, some of these world travelers, in turn, inspired the creation of new wares. For more information, call 800.448.3883.
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Fri, Apr 25
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Ceramics Conference: From All Points of the Compass: Ceramics Travel the World

This year, we focus on ceramics that traveled the world%u2014from China to the US to Mexico and beyond. Upon arrival, some of these world travelers, in turn, inspired the creation of new wares. For more information, call 800.448.3883.
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Sat, Apr 26
10:30 am to 11:30 am Garden Workshop: "Heirloom Bulbs"

This lively slide lecture will focus on a season-by-season encyclopedia of antique varieties that are still available to gardeners today, including wild lilies and hyacinths, Aztec tuberoses, colonial daffodils, Victorian tulips and cannas, Jazz Age dahlias, and more. Members free. $20 per nonmember. Registration encouraged, space limited.
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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, Apr 27
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 Apr 28 — Apr 31
Mon, Apr 28
Tue, Apr 29
Wed, Apr 30
11:30 am to 1:00 pm Garden Walk: "Enchanted Woods Flowers and Designs"

Learn fascinating, little-known details about the estate with our horticulture staff. Dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Walk lasts about 90 minutes. Members free. Included with admission.
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