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Week of May 1 — May 5
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Wed, May 1
10:00 am to 5:30 pm Accessories Fair

Celebrate May Day with some new fashion accessories to brighten your wardrobe for spring! Shop for a beautiful scarf, fun socks, or cute purse to change for the season. Did you know that H.F. du Pont also liked to change this in his rooms for each season? In the Museum Store.
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6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Winterthur After Hours: Jazz in Bloom

There is no better way to celebrate the beauty of spring than with a glass of wine and lively jazz in the Galleries Reception Area. Cash wine and beer bar; light food for purchase. Members free.
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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 Demo: "Spring for Your Table"

Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. Programs take place on Wednesdays starting at the Brown Horticulture Learning Center. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, May 2
10:00 am to 5:30 pm Accessories Fair

Celebrate May Day with some new fashion accessories to brighten your wardrobe for spring! Shop for a beautiful scarf, fun socks, or cute purse to change for the season. Did you know that H.F. du Pont also liked to change this in his rooms for each season? In the Museum Store.
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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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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. Registered required by October 24, 2014. $25 per Member and $35 per nonmember for the entire seven-month series.
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Fri, May 3
10:00 am to 5:30 pm Accessories Fair

Celebrate May Day with some new fashion accessories to brighten your wardrobe for spring! Shop for a beautiful scarf, fun socks, or cute purse to change for the season. Did you know that H.F. du Pont also liked to change this in his rooms for each season? In the Museum Store.
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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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10:30 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, May 4
10:00 am to 5:30 pm Accessories Fair

Celebrate May Day with some new fashion accessories to brighten your wardrobe for spring! Shop for a beautiful scarf, fun socks, or cute purse to change for the season. Did you know that H.F. du Pont also liked to change this in his rooms for each season? In the Museum Store.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Historic Auto Display: "English Marques, 1912-48"

Step back in time to see elegant automobiles of the country-estate era. Members free. Included with admission.
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11:30 am to 12:00 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

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 Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

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 2:00 pm Historic Autos Lecture

"Stanley Steamers and the Marshall Steam Museum Collection" Susan Randolph, executive director, Marshall Steam Museum and Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve. Members free. Included with admission. In the Rotunda.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Test your geography skills through puzzles and games and explore other map-related themes when you stop by this interactive cart that accompanies the exhibition Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

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, May 5
10:00 am to 5:30 pm Accessories Fair

Celebrate May Day with some new fashion accessories to brighten your wardrobe for spring! Shop for a beautiful scarf, fun socks, or cute purse to change for the season. Did you know that H.F. du Pont also liked to change this in his rooms for each season? In the Museum Store.
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11:30 am to 12:00 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

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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11:30 am to 4:00 pm 36th Annual Point-to-Point

Join us at the 36th annual Winterthur Point-to-Point! This year's event features fantastic family fun activities and more! So pack a picnic lunch or a tailgate spread, bring the family, and take in the splendor of spring at Winterthur!
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

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 Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

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 May 6 — May 12
Mon, May 6
Tue, May 7
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 Summer. Registration required by February 28. $20 Member. $30 nonmember for the entire three-month series.
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Wed, May 8
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Winterthur After Hours: Jazz in Bloom

There is no better way to celebrate the beauty of spring than with a glass of wine and lively jazz in the Galleries Reception Area. Cash wine and beer bar; light food for purchase. Members free.
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11:30 am to 1:00 pm Garden Walk: Kurume Azaleas

Enjoy an easy stroll through Azalea Woods looking at Kurume azaleas in bloom, learn a little of the history of how they came to Winterthur, and see the great-grandchildren of the Kurume azaleas originally planted by H. F. du Pont. Dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Walk lasts about 90 minutes. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, May 9
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Lunchtime Lecture: "Rags on Riches"

Ever wonder how we take care of such an enormous decorative arts collection? Ever curious about the behind-the-scenes work that takes place daily in H. F. du Pont's vast rooms in the house? Join Matt Mickletz, supervisor of preventive conservation, for an insightful look into conservation at Winterthur. 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, May 10
10:00 am to 5:30 pm Members Double-Discount Days in Museum Stores

Winterthur Members receive 20% off each purchase in the Museum Store and Bookstore!
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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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Sat, May 11
10:30 am to 2:30 pm Mother's Day Brunch

Come celebrate mom with a delicious Mother's Day brunch at Winterthur. Seatings at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. $34.95 per adult; children under 12 are 50% off; Members receive 10% discount up to a party of 4.
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10:00 am to 12:00 pm Walking and Running at Winterthur

Learn how to make the most of walking and running on this famous country estate. Our introduction will include a review of paths and roads, maps, and a list of resources and tips for making the most of your time on the property. Free. Membership card or registration required.
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1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Second Saturdays Garden Walk: "Azaleas and Spring Wildflowers"

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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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Historic Auto Display: "1930s Vogue"

Step back in time to see elegant automobiles of the country-estate era. Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 5:30 pm Members Double-Discount Days in Museum Stores

Winterthur Members receive 20% off each purchase in the Museum Store and Bookstore!
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11:30 am to 12:00 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

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 Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

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 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Test your geography skills through puzzles and games and explore other map-related themes when you stop by this interactive cart that accompanies the exhibition Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

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, May 12
10:30 am to 2:30 pm Mother's Day Brunch

Come celebrate mom with a delicious Mother's Day brunch at Winterthur. Seatings at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. $34.95 per adult; children under 12 are 50% off; Members receive 10% discount up to a party of 4.
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10:00 am to 5:30 pm Members Double-Discount Days in Museum Stores

Winterthur Members receive 20% off each purchase in the Museum Store and Bookstore!
   more...!

11:30 am to 12:00 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

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 Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

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 Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

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 May 13 — May 19
Mon, May 13
Tue, May 14
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: Woodworking Tools and Toolmarks

First-year students show photos and items of objects they are learning to treat. Exhibition runs until July 28.
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1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Winterthur Revealed Tour: From Tulips to Unicorns

The natural world has been an artistic inspiration for centuries. Join Assistant Curator Lisa Minardi to explore this theme in the collection. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Reservations encouraged.
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Wed, May 15
Thu, May 16
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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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, May 17
10:00 am to 5:30 pm Your Neighbor's Envy Nursery Trunk Show

Shop our selection of locally grown trees, shrubs, and perennials that will be available during these two special days. Your Neighbor's Envy staff will be here to answer any of your play questions and help you make the right selection for your yard. In the Museum Store.
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5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Music Along the Bank - Sin City Band

As the longest evenings of the year are upon us, delight in spirited harmonies intermingled with bluegrass undertones. Bring picnics and lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy some of our finest regional musicians. Cottage Cafe Terrace & Clenny Run Bank. Members free. Nonmembers $10. Children under 13 free.
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Sat, May 18
10:00 am to 5:30 pm Your Neighbor's Envy Nursery Trunk Show

Shop our selection of locally grown trees, shrubs, and perennials that will be available during these two special days. Your Neighbor's Envy staff will be here to answer any of your play questions and help you make the right selection for your yard. In the Museum Store.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Historic Auto Display: "Post-War Years"

Step back in time to see elegant automobiles of the country-estate era. Members free. Included with admission.
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11:30 am to 12:00 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
   more...!

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

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 2:00 pm Historic Autos Lecture

"Automobile Advertising: Slogans and Images of the Post-War Era" Greg Landrey, director of library, collections management, and academic programs, Winterthur. Members free. Included with admission. In the Brown Horticulture Learning Center.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Test your geography skills through puzzles and games and explore other map-related themes when you stop by this interactive cart that accompanies the exhibition Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
   more...!

Sun, May 19
10:00 am to 5:30 pm Your Neighbor's Envy Nursery Trunk Show

Shop our selection of locally grown trees, shrubs, and perennials that will be available during these two special days. Your Neighbor's Envy staff will be here to answer any of your play questions and help you make the right selection for your yard. In the Museum Store.
   more...!

11:30 am to 12:00 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

Take a closer look at the exhibition with a 30-minute guided gallery walk. Every weekend during the exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.
   more...!

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

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 Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience Guided Gallery Walks

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 May 20 — May 26
Mon, May 20
Tue, May 21
Wed, May 22
11:30 am to 1:00 pm Garden Walk: Broadleaf Evergreens

Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics during Wednesdays at Winterthur. This week we'll see broadleaf evergreens. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, May 23
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, May 24
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Garden Talk: "Chickens the New Garden Ornament"

Several Winterthur staff have taken to raising chickens in their backyards %u2013 and not just for the eggs. Discover why our chicken-loving staff got interested in poultry, how they learned about raising them, and what resources are available for would-be backyard farmers. $10 per Member. $20 per nonmember.
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Sat, May 25
3:00 pm to 4:00 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 Historic Autos Display: Cadillac and LaSalle

In May enjoy a series of displays of magnificent historic automobiles. Step back in time to see Cadillac and LaSalle. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Historic Autos Lecture

"Highlights of Cadillac and LaSalle automobiles, 1903-1972" Greg Landrey, director of library, collections management, and academic programs, Winterthur. Members free. Included with admission. In the Brown Horticulture Learning Center.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Test your geography skills through puzzles and games and explore other map-related themes when you stop by this interactive cart that accompanies the exhibition Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience. Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, May 26
3:00 pm to 4:00 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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Week of May 27 — May 31
Mon, May 27
Tue, May 28
Wed, May 29
11:30 am to 1:00 pm Estate Hike: "Saw Mill and Duck Pond"

Join us for Wednesdays at Winterthur as we take an estate hike to Saw Mill and Duck Pond. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, May 30
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Lunchtime Lecture: "The Mapmaker's Deception"

Join Wendy Bellion, associate professor, department of art history, University of Delaware, for a lively discussion on Samuel Lewis and the art of illusion. 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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