Calendar - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
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Week of Apr 1 — Apr 2
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Sat, Apr 1
10:00 am to 4:00 pm April Fool's Pop-Up Shop

In the Galleries Reception Atrium, featuring merchandise to trick and deceive.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Treasures on Trial: The Art & Science of Detecting Fakes Opens!

Recent forgery scandals in the art world have captured headlines around the world, raising questions about the authenticity of art, antiques, and collectibles. This exhibition reveals some of the most clever and most costly deceptions of our time by pairing diverse examples of fake objects with conservation science from Winterthur's own Scientific Research and Analysis Lab, alongside the research of several other leading conservation scientists in the country.Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, Apr 2
10:00 am to 4:00 pm April Fool's Pop-Up Shop

In the Galleries Reception Atrium, featuring merchandise to trick and deceive.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Members Day Celebrating Treasures on Trial

Join us and explore the captivating new exhibition in the Galleries. Take a tour of Winterthur's world-famous conservation laboratories between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, then join Colette Loll, exhibition curator and founder of Art Fraud Insights, for her lecture, "Fakes, Forgeries, and the Art of Deception," at 3:00 pm. Tour and lecture are Members only. Members free. Members may bring two guests using guest passes. Reservations required for tour and encouraged for lecture. Call 800.448.3883.
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Week of Apr 3 — Apr 9
Mon, Apr 3
Tue, Apr 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 series' books include: The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks; The Forger's Apprentice by Mark Forgy; and The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffanbaugh. Registration required by February 28. $20 Member/$30 nonmember for the entire three-month series.
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10:30 am to 11:30 am WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur

Every Tuesday, 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; nonmembers: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child; additional adults $15.
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Wed, Apr 5
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Save 40% Off Selected Books

Purchase books in the Winterthur Bookstore through April 14 and save 40%.
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1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Wellness at Winterthur Celebrates National Walking Day

Join Dr. Meredith Perny, physical therapist, on an introductory fitness walk exploring Winterthur's rich network of paved pathways. Meredith will teach you best practices such as monitoring your heart rate, using the landscape to assist in stretching, and developing a safe progression to increase fitness. Members free.
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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; nonmembers: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child; additional adults $15..
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11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Insider

Go behind-the-scenes with the garden experts! Garden Insider (previously known as Wednesdays at Winterthur) will introduce you each week to a specialist who will share his or her insights and expertise about the Winterthur Garden and estate, its history, horticulture, or the environment. Presentations can be a walk, talk, demo, or walk and talk. Each week features a different topic. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, Apr 6
9:00 am to 10:00 am Gentle Yoga

Our yoga class is open to all levels who wish to practice within our beautiful naturalistic landscape. We will practice slow easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. The tone and pace of the class will activate your internal energy and guide you to connect to your deepest essence so you leave feeling peaceful yet revitalized. Led by Beth Sheehy. Members only. Advance registration $5. Drop-in $10 as space permits.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Save 10% Off Entire Book Selection

Save 10% off entire book selection during this web-only book sale through April 10.
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10:30 am to 11:00 am Story Time in Enchanted Woods

Children can enjoy nature-based stories surrounded by the beauty of the Winterthur Garden. Story time takes place among the Story Stones in Enchanted Woods. It is intended for children, ages 3-6. Members free. Included with admission. Children under 2 free.
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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, Apr 7
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Furniture Up Close: Masterworks at Winterthur Study Days (SOLD OUT)

Join Winterthur staff, visiting scholars, and fellow collectors for this intimate and limited-registration opportunity to get an up-close look at masterworks from the Winterthur collection.
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Sat, Apr 8
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Furniture Up Close: Masterworks at Winterthur Study Days (SOLD OUT)

Join Winterthur staff, visiting scholars, and fellow collectors for this intimate and limited-registration opportunity to get an up-close look at masterworks from the Winterthur collection.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Stop by the Hands on History Cart outside the exhibition Treasures on Trial: The Art & Science of Detecting Fakes/em>. Members free. Included with admission.
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9:00 am to 10:00 am Family Nature Walk

bring the kids to explore the Winterthur Garden with our horticulture staff and discover the wonders of nature. Our path begins at the Brown Horticulture Learning Center and ends in Enchanted Woods, where kids can experience unstructured imaginative play at your leisure. Members free. Members only.
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11:00 am to 12:00 pm Walking and Running at Winterthur

Winterthur is a great place to walk and run, with 10 miles of roads, nearly 1,000 acres of scenery, and readily accessible staff and amenities. Learn how to make the most of walking and running on this famous country estate. Free. Call 302.888.4600, ext. 7029 to register.
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1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Director's Garden Walks

Formerly known as the Second Saturdays Garden Walk, these walks with Winterthur's Director of Garden & Estate Chris Strand will highlight interesting and seldom seen parts of the Winterthur landscape! Walks last about 90 minutes. Dress for the weather! Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, Apr 9
Week of Apr 10 — Apr 16
Mon, Apr 10
Tue, Apr 11
10:30 am to 11:30 am WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur

Every Tuesday, 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; nonmembers: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child; additional adults $15.
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1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Historical Journeys

Individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia are invited to participate in this interactive program the second Tuesday of each month, which will include thematic tours of the museum collection and lots of conversation. Pets are the theme this month. Please register by calling the Alzheimer's Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 800.272.3900.

Wed, Apr 12
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Insider

Go behind-the-scenes with the garden experts! Garden Insider (previously known as Wednesdays at Winterthur) will introduce you each week to a specialist who will share his or her insights and expertise about the Winterthur Garden and estate, its history, horticulture, or the environment. Presentations can be a walk, talk, demo, or walk and talk. Each week features a different topic. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, Apr 13
9:00 am to 10:00 am Gentle Yoga

Our yoga class is open to all levels who wish to practice within our beautiful naturalistic landscape. We will practice slow easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. The tone and pace of the class will activate your internal energy and guide you to connect to your deepest essence so you leave feeling peaceful yet revitalized. Led by Beth Sheehy. Members only. Advance registration $5. Drop-in $10 as space permits.
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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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Fri, Apr 14
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Museum Trunk Store

In the Galleries Reception Atrium through April 16.
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12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Treasures on Trial Documentary Film Series: Sour Grapes

Join us for this film series, featuring two intriguing documentaries surrounding real-life tales of forgery and counterfeiting, hosted by experts involved with the cases. Today's film is Sour Grapes. Copeland Lecture Hall. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Reservations suggested.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Crafternoon: Terrific Tassels

Learn about tassels and their use as decorations, then make your own tassels to use as jewelry or accessories. Members only. $10 per person, per session. Registration is required. Attendance is limited.
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Sat, Apr 15
9:00 am to 1:00 pm Easter Brunch Buffet with the Bunny

Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet and get to meet the famous Easter Bunny! $35.95 per person; children aged 2-12 are 50% off. Members receive a 10% discount on up to 4 members of their party. Reservations can be made through ccater@winterthur.org or by calling 302.888.4826.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Stop by the Hands on History Cart outside the exhibition Treasures on Trial: The Art & Science of Detecting Fakes/em>. Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, Apr 16
9:00 am to 1:00 pm Easter Brunch Buffet with the Bunny

Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet and get to meet the famous Easter Bunny! $35.95 per person; children aged 2-12 are 50% off. Members receive a 10% discount on up to 4 members of their party. Reservations can be made through ccater@winterthur.org or by calling 302.888.4826.
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Week of Apr 17 — Apr 23
Mon, Apr 17
Tue, Apr 18
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Treasures on Trial Evening Lecture: "A Silver Lining: How Fraud in the Fine Art Photography Market Catalyzed Groundbreaking Research and Scholarship"

Paul Messier, Pritzker Director, Lens Media Lab, Yale University Institute for Preservation of Cultural Heritage, will discuss issues of fraud and authenticity in the fine art photography market. Copeland Lecture Hall. $10 per Member. $15 nonmember.
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10:30 am to 11:30 am WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur

Every Tuesday, 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; nonmembers: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child; additional adults $15.
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Wed, Apr 19
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Insider

Go behind-the-scenes with the garden experts! Garden Insider (previously known as Wednesdays at Winterthur) will introduce you each week to a specialist who will share his or her insights and expertise about the Winterthur Garden and estate, its history, horticulture, or the environment. Presentations can be a walk, talk, demo, or walk and talk. Each week features a different topic. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, Apr 20
6:00 am to 6:00 am Spend $60 and Receive a Free Gift

Spend $60 a winterthurstore.com and receive a free gift.
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9:00 am to 10:00 am Gentle Yoga

Our yoga class is open to all levels who wish to practice within our beautiful naturalistic landscape. We will practice slow easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. The tone and pace of the class will activate your internal energy and guide you to connect to your deepest essence so you leave feeling peaceful yet revitalized. Led by Beth Sheehy. Members only. Advance registration $5. Drop-in $10 as space permits.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Ceramics Up Close: Hands-On Study Days

Join Winterthur staff, visiting scholars, and fellow collectors for this intimate and limited-registration opportunity to get an up-close look at ceramics. Registration required.
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10:30 am to 11:00 am Story Time in Enchanted Woods

Children can enjoy nature-based stories surrounded by the beauty of the Winterthur Garden. Story time takes place among the Story Stones in Enchanted Woods. It is intended for children, ages 3-6. Members free. Included with admission. Children under 2 free.
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Fri, Apr 21
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Ceramics Up Close: Hands-On Study Days

Join Winterthur staff, visiting scholars, and fellow collectors for this intimate and limited-registration opportunity to get an up-close look at ceramics. Registration required.
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Sat, Apr 22
10:00 am to 3:30 pm Daffodil DAy

Come celebrate the beauty of the daffodil and enjoy Winterthur's amazing daffodil display! Henry Francis du Pont used his collector's eye in assembling hundreds of cultivars of heirloom daffodils, which he arranged in cloud-like drifts on Winterthur's Sycamore Hill. The day's events will include tours of the daffodils, a children's daffodil show and crafts, and an afternoon tea. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Stop by the Hands on History Cart outside the exhibition Treasures on Trial: The Art & Science of Detecting Fakes/em>. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Daffodil Day Afternoon Tea

Make plans during this special garden event to join us for afternoon tea in the Visitor Center Cafe. Please call 302.888.4826 for reservations. Reservations required.

Sun, Apr 23
Week of Apr 24 — Apr 30
Mon, Apr 24
Tue, Apr 25
10:30 am to 11:30 am WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur

Every Tuesday, 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; nonmembers: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child; additional adults $15.
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Wed, Apr 26
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Insider

Go behind-the-scenes with the garden experts! Garden Insider (previously known as Wednesdays at Winterthur) will introduce you each week to a specialist who will share his or her insights and expertise about the Winterthur Garden and estate, its history, horticulture, or the environment. Presentations can be a walk, talk, demo, or walk and talk. Each week features a different topic. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, Apr 27
9:00 am to 10:00 am Gentle Yoga

Our yoga class is open to all levels who wish to practice within our beautiful naturalistic landscape. We will practice slow easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. The tone and pace of the class will activate your internal energy and guide you to connect to your deepest essence so you leave feeling peaceful yet revitalized. Led by Beth Sheehy. Members only. Advance registration $5. Drop-in $10 as space permits.
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10:00 am to 11:00 am Wellness Lecture: Breath as Medicine

Join Therese Jornlin to learn the secret medicine to managing stress. Members free. $15 nonmembers.
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Fri, Apr 28
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Winterthur After Hours

Enjoy music, our beer garden, and a variety of offerings that enhance our local treasure. Pay What You Wish admission. Beer, wine, and food available for purchase. Reserve your tickets online or call 302.888.4600.
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Sat, Apr 29
9:30 am to 12:30 pm Girl Scout Program: The Zen of Gardening

Not just a pretty face! With the Winterthur Garden as a laboratory, earn the "Flowers" badge while finding out how flowers function and recording your experience in a garden journal.Please register for all programs through the Chesapeake Bay Girl Scout Council by calling 800.341.4007. To organize a house tour, call Winterthur Information and Tours at 800.448.3883 or 888.4600.
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10:00 am to 12:30 pm Brushes with History: Jackson Pollock Abstract Art

Can you duplicate a Jackson Pollock? Come try his technique after taking a look at the fake in our exhibition, Treasures on Trial. Two drink tickets, pastries, and all art supplies are include in the ticket price. $40 per mMmber. $45 per nonmember. Attendance is limited. Pre-registration is recommended.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Stop by the Hands on History Cart outside the exhibition Treasures on Trial: The Art & Science of Detecting Fakes/em>. Members free. Included with admission.
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9:30 am to 12:30 pm Girl Scout Program: The Zen of Gardening

Not just a pretty face! With the Winterthur Garden as a laboratory, earn the "Flowers" badge while finding out how flowers function and recording your experience in a garden journal. Make a dried flower sachet and learn how to create a flower arrangement from plants that grow in Delaware. $12 per girl. Call Girl Scouts to register.
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1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Girl Scouts Program: Garden Journey for Daisies

Call Girl Scouts to register.

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