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Week of May 1 — May 6
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Tue, May 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. Registration required by February 28. $30 Member/$40 nonmember for the entire three-month series.
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1:30 pm to 3:30 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. Registration required by February 28. $30 Member/$40 nonmember for the entire three-month series.
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Wed, May 2
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Garden Insider: Winterthur's Flowering Trees

This walk, led by Director of Garden & Estate Chris Strand, will feature our beautiful and familiar dogwoods and redbuds but also highlight exceptional specimen trees at Winterthur. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Museum Store Demonstration

Join us for a free demonstration at the Museum Store.
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4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Gentle Yoga

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine. Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10. No advance registration necessary. During our seasonal closing, yoga is for Members only. For more information, contact Beth Sheehy.
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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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Thu, May 3
9:00 am to 10:00 am Gentle Yoga

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine. Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10. No advance registration necessary. During our seasonal closing, yoga is for Members only. For more information, contact Beth Sheehy.
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11:00 am to 11:30 am Garden Adventurers

On the first Thursday of each month, kids (ages 3-6) and their caregivers can discover the wonders of the Winterthur Garden as we explore beyond Enchanted Woods. Dress for the weather and wear walking shows. Members free. Included with admission. Children under 2 free.
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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, May 4
Sat, May 5
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Truths of the Trade: Seeing Slavery in the Winterthur Collection Opens

A newly acquired cabinet at Winterthur and related objects in the collection emerge as tools in the lucrative business of transatlantic trade in the 18th and 19th centuries. Curated by graduate students at Winterthur, this exhibit will be on view in the Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery. Members free. Included with admission.

11:30 am to 12:15 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Explore themes related to our Dining by Design exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Girl Scout Programs: Textile Artist

Girl scouts can earn their Textile Artist badge. Call 800.341.4007 to register.
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Sun, May 6
11:30 am to 12:15 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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10:30 am to 4:00 pm 40th Annual Point-to-Point

Join us at the 40th annual Winterthur Point-to-Point! Our Ruby Anniversary 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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Week of May 7 — May 13
Mon, May 7
Tue, May 8
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Lecture: "Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now"

Winterthur welcomes back Hermes Mallea as he presents both stylish homes that survived the Cuban Revolution and innovative Havana interiors created in recent years in this revitalizing city. See some of Cuba's finest and most fascinating interiors. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: All the World's a Stage Opens

See the new library exhibit opening today. Members free. Included with admission.

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. Please register by calling the Alzheimer's Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 800.272.3900.

Wed, May 9
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Garden Insider: Amazing Azaleas

Acres of colorful azaleas and rhododendrons brighten the early May garden. Join Linda Eirhart, director of horticulture and senior curator of plants, for a stroll through Azalea Woods to learn why Mr. du Pont "was fired with a desire to plant azaleas in all directions." Members free. Included with admission.
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4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Gentle Yoga

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine. Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10. No advance registration necessary. During our seasonal closing, yoga is for Members only. For more information, contact Beth Sheehy.
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Thu, May 10
9:00 am to 10:00 am Gentle Yoga

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine. Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10. No advance registration necessary. During our seasonal closing, yoga is for Members only. For more information, contact Beth Sheehy.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Museum Store Demonstration

Tips on how to make your own fairy garden. Free.
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10:30 am to 11:30 am WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur

On the second and fourth Thursdays 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; nonmembers: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child; additional adults $15.
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Fri, May 11
6:00 am to 6:00 am Member Double- Discount Days

Don't miss this semi-annual event in appreciation of Winterthur Member's support! Receive an additional 10% off on purchases at our Museum Store and Bookstore during these three special days. Just present your Winterthur membership card! Convenient parking by each store. Not valid for online purchases or prior purchases. No further discounts apply.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Jewelry Trunk Show

Don't miss our jewelry trunk show in the Galleries Reception Atrium.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Crafternoon: "Etched Glass Coasters"

Learn about traditional techniques for decorating glass, before etching custom coasters. Members only. $10 per person. Registration required.   more...!

Sat, May 12
6:00 am to 6:00 am Member Double- Discount Days

Don't miss this semi-annual event in appreciation of Winterthur Member's support! Receive an additional 10% off on purchases at our Museum Store and Bookstore during these three special days. Just present your Winterthur membership card! Convenient parking by each store. Not valid for online purchases or prior purchases. No further discounts apply.
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10:00 am to 3:30 pm Azaleas, Bluebells & Follies

Enjoy the spectacle of thousands of azalea blossoms and acres of spring wildflowers! The day's events will include tours of the azaleas and Follies garden exhibition as well as a specialty sale of azalea plants propagated from specimens at Winterthur. Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Jewelry Trunk Show

Don't miss our jewelry trunk show in the Galleries Reception Atrium.
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11:30 am to 12:15 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Director's Garden Walk: Azaleas and Spring Wildflowers"

Join Winterthur Director of Garden and Estate Chris Strand on a special walk highlighting interesting and seldom-seen parts of the Winterthur landscape. Meet at the Visitor Center Patio. Members free. Included with admission.   more...!

2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Explore themes related to our Dining by Design exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.. Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, May 13
6:00 am to 6:00 am Member Double- Discount Days

Don't miss this semi-annual event in appreciation of Winterthur Member's support! Receive an additional 10% off on purchases at our Museum Store and Bookstore during these three special days. Just present your Winterthur membership card! Convenient parking by each store. Not valid for online purchases or prior purchases. No further discounts apply.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Jewelry Trunk Show

Don't miss our jewelry trunk show in the Galleries Reception Atrium.
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11:30 am to 12:15 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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Week of May 14 — May 20
Mon, May 14
Tue, May 15
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Winterthur Conference:The Properly Dressed Window: Curtain Design Over Time

Join Winterthur staff, visiting scholars, designers, and fellow "textilians" for a two-day program of lectures and hands-on workshops.
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Wed, May 16
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Garden Insider: A Passion for Peonies

Take a walk through the Peony Garden with Garden Horticulturist Michelle Stapleford. The large collection of A. P. Saunders hybrids flaunts colors as diverse as yellow, red, white, lavender, and fabulous pink.Members free. Included with admission.
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4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Gentle Yoga

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine. Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10. No advance registration necessary. During our seasonal closing, yoga is for Members only. For more information, contact Beth Sheehy.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Winterthur Conference:The Properly Dressed Window: Curtain Design Over Time

Join Winterthur staff, visiting scholars, designers, and fellow "textilians" for a two-day program of lectures and hands-on workshops.
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Thu, May 17
9:00 am to 10:00 am Gentle Yoga

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine. Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10. No advance registration necessary. During our seasonal closing, yoga is for Members only. For more information, contact Beth Sheehy.
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5:00 pm to 9:30 pm Follies and Beer Garden

Join us for our beer garden and to stroll through the Follies exhibition. Members free. $10 per nonmember.Visitor Center Patio. Follies can be enjoyed on foot or via tram.

6:00 am to 6:00 am Save 25% on garden Accents

Save 25% on garden accents at winterthurstore.com today only.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Your Neighbor's Envy Nursery Plant Sale

Visit the Museum Store for great sales on select plants and garden items.
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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, May 18
6:00 am to 6:00 am Save 25% on garden Accents

Save 25% on garden accents at winterthurstore.com today only.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Your Neighbor's Envy Nursery Plant Sale

Visit the Museum Store for great sales on select plants and garden items.
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Sat, May 19
11:30 am to 12:15 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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6:00 am to 6:00 am Save 25% on garden Accents

Save 25% on garden accents at winterthurstore.com today only.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Your Neighbor's Envy Nursery Plant Sale

Visit the Museum Store for great sales on select plants and garden items.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Explore themes related to our Dining by Design exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.. Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, May 20
9:30 am to 12:30 pm Sunday Brunch

Enjoy a beautiful brunch. The brunch is $25.00 for adults;50% off for children 12 and under. Members receive a 10% discount on up to 4 guests. Reservations required. Please use the OpenTable or call 302.888.4826.
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11:30 am to 12:15 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Winterthur 101 Lecture: "From Idea to Installation: Creating an Exhibition"

Did you know that an exhibition can take years to create and involve dozens of people? Join Senior Curator of Ceramics and Glass Leslie Grigsby, curator of Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table, to learn what was involved-from picking and conserving objects to laying out display cases and selecting wall colors and more-in bringing Dining by Design to life. Members free. $15 per nonmember.
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2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Your Neighbor's Envy Nursery Plant Sale

Visit the Museum Store for great sales on select plants and garden items.
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Week of May 21 — May 27
Mon, May 21
Tue, May 22
Wed, May 23
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Garden Insider: How to Make a Pollinator House

Encourage beneficial insects in your garden by creating a pollinator house! Join Suzanne French, garden horticulturist, for a demonstration on how to make one of these structures using Winterthur's own pollinator house as inspiration. Members free. Included with admission.
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4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Gentle Yoga

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine. Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10. No advance registration necessary. During our seasonal closing, yoga is for Members only. For more information, contact Beth Sheehy.
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Thu, May 24
9:00 am to 10:00 am Gentle Yoga

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine. Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10. No advance registration necessary. During our seasonal closing, yoga is for Members only. For more information, contact Beth Sheehy.
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5:00 pm to 9:30 pm Follies and Beer Garden

Join us for our beer garden and to stroll through the Follies exhibition. Members free. $10 per nonmember.Visitor Center Patio. Follies can be enjoyed on foot or via tram.

10:30 am to 11:30 am WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur

On the second and fourth Thursdays 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; nonmembers: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child; additional adults $15.
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Fri, May 25
Sat, May 26
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Blue Star Museum Program Begins

Free admission to Winterthur for all active-duty military personnel and their families, Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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11:30 am to 12:15 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hands on History Cart

Explore themes related to our Dining by Design exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.. Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, May 27
11:30 am to 12:15 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Dining by Design Guided Gallery Walk

Take a guided gallery walk through Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table. Members free. Included with admission.
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Week of May 28 — May 31
Mon, May 28
Tue, May 29
Wed, May 30
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Garden Insider: The Joy of Sketching Outdoors

Discover your inner artist while taking in the beauty of the Winterthur Garden and estate. With the firm belief that anyone can draw, Erica Anderson, assistant curator of education/garden programs, will show you how easy it is to make a nature sketchbook for capturing your special moments in the great outdoors. Basic drawing supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring along your own. Members free. Included with admission.
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4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Gentle Yoga

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine. Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10. No advance registration necessary. During our seasonal closing, yoga is for Members only. For more information, contact Beth Sheehy.
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Thu, May 31
9:00 am to 10:00 am Gentle Yoga

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine. Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10. No advance registration necessary. During our seasonal closing, yoga is for Members only. For more information, contact Beth Sheehy.
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5:00 pm to 9:30 pm Follies and Beer Garden

Join us for our beer garden and to stroll through the Follies exhibition. Members free. $10 per nonmember.Visitor Center Patio. Follies can be enjoyed on foot or via tram.

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