Yuletide house tours sold out for Saturday, November 23 and December 6. Limited tickets for Costumes of Downton Abbey still available.
8 2014 October » 10 2014 September 2014
Week of Sep 1 — Sep 7
Mon, Sep 1
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

Tue, Sep 2
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

10:00 am to 4:00 pm A Christmas Carol Live-Tickets On Sale

Member tickets go on sale. Call 800.448.3883 to purchase tickets.

Wed, Sep 3
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

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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11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Talk: Plant This Not That: Native Alternatives to Common Invasive Plants

It has been well documented that many plants commonly used in landscaping and gardens are non-native and invasive. They can cause a lot of detrimental effects to our fragile natural landscapes. Join our Natural Lands Technician Linda Rossell to find out which plants are risky, what damage they can cause, and what you can plant instead as well as where you can buy them. Members free. Included with admission.
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4:30 pm to 5:15 pm Estate Tour

See the former dairy and farm and hear accounts of estate history on this 45-minute narrated tram tour. Meet outside the Dorrance Gallery. Members free. $5 per person upgrade. Reservations recommended by 4:00 pm, family friendly.
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Thu, Sep 4
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

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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Fri, Sep 5
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

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, Sep 6
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

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, Sep 7
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

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 Sep 8 — Sep 14
Mon, Sep 8
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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Tue, Sep 9
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm My Favorite Things Tour: Education

Join Associate Curator of education Lois Stoehr as she shares objects from the collection dear to her since her days as a student in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. Reservations are strongly suggested. 10-person limit. Call 800.448.3883.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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Wed, Sep 10
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Walk: Late Summer in the Quarry

Enjoy summer%u2019s last blooms with Garden Horticulturist Suzanne French. Join her for a walk to the Quarry where red, purple, white, and yellow flowers mingle beautifully in the bog.Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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4:30 pm to 5:15 pm Estate Tour

See the former dairy and farm and hear accounts of estate history on this 45-minute narrated tram tour. Meet outside the Dorrance Gallery. Members free. $5 per person upgrade. Reservations recommended by 4:00 pm, family friendly.
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Thu, Sep 11
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Spend $100, save 25%

When you spend $100 in on the Museum Store or Bookstore, you will receive 25% off your purchase. Not valid with Member or employee discount.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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Fri, Sep 12
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Spend $100, save 25%

When you spend $100 in on the Museum Store or Bookstore, you will receive 25% off your purchase. Not valid with Member or employee discount.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Crafternoon:Crewelwork

Reconnect with your creative side while finding your inspiration in the Winterthur collection. Each meeting features a show-and-tell about different objects in the museum or library and ample time to complete a small project to take home. Members only. $10 per person. Registration required by one week prior to each meeting.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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Sat, Sep 13
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

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 Downton 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 Spend $100, save 25%

When you spend $100 in on the Museum Store or Bookstore, you will receive 25% off your purchase. Not valid with Member or employee discount.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Second Saturdays Walk: Garden Architecture and Water Features

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, Sep 14
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

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 4:00 pm Downton 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 Spend $100, save 25%

When you spend $100 in on the Museum Store or Bookstore, you will receive 25% off your purchase. Not valid with Member or employee discount.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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3:00 pm to 5:30 pm Music Along the Bank: Betty and The Bullet

Enjoy the fall weather and delight in live bluegrass music along the banks of Clenny Run. Bring a picnic and lawn chairs or blankets, and enjoy some of our finest regional musicians. 5:30-8:00 pm. Reservations suggested. $5 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Museum Store open. Cottage Cafe will be open for light fare, wine, beer and other beverages.
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Week of Sep 15 — Sep 21
Mon, Sep 15
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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Tue, Sep 16
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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Wed, Sep 17
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Walk: Identifying the Ten Most Common Trees

How would you like to know 97% of all trees you see? Join Chris Strand, director of estate and garden for a walk to learn how to identify 10 of the most common trees you see in our woodlands. He will cover basic identification and introduce resources for studying and learning trees. Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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4:30 pm to 5:15 pm Estate Tour

See the former dairy and farm and hear accounts of estate history on this 45-minute narrated tram tour. Meet outside the Dorrance Gallery. Members free. $5 per person upgrade. Reservations recommended by 4:00 pm, family friendly.
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Thu, Sep 18
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Lecture: "After-Dinner Bridge: Chinoiserie at Winterthur in the 1930s"

Estate Historian Maggie Lidz takes a look at entertaining at Winterthur in the 1930s, with a focus on that decade's chinoiserie craze. H. F. du Pont was also infatuated with the style, which can be seen today outside in the pagoda-topped summerhouse in the garden and inside in the Chinese Parlor. Copeland Lecture Hall. Members only. Member guests welcome with guest pass. Reservations required.
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5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Members-only Evening

We stay open late to offer Members special lectures, exclusive access to Costumes of Downton Abbey and the exhibition gift shop, and light refreshments. Members only. Members free.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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Fri, Sep 19
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Winterthur Institute

Learn about decorative arts made or used in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. The course includes an introduction to Winterthur and the principles of connoisseurship with lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786 for more information. $1600.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Alice's Cottage Trunk Show

Known for its heartwarming designs that run from traditional to shabby chic, Alice's Cottage features a wide selection of textile gifts. A representative will be here offering sweetly scented sachets, petite pillows, towels, mugs, mats, totes, and more. Find the perfect gift for yourself or someone you love. Event held in the Galleries Reception Area.
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Sat, Sep 20
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

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 Downton 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 Alice's Cottage Trunk Show

Known for its heartwarming designs that run from traditional to shabby chic, Alice's Cottage features a wide selection of textile gifts. A representative will be here offering sweetly scented sachets, petite pillows, towels, mugs, mats, totes, and more. Find the perfect gift for yourself or someone you love. Event held in the Galleries Reception Area.
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Sun, Sep 21
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

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 4:00 pm Downton 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.
   more...!

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Alice's Cottage Trunk Show

Known for its heartwarming designs that run from traditional to shabby chic, Alice's Cottage features a wide selection of textile gifts. A representative will be here offering sweetly scented sachets, petite pillows, towels, mugs, mats, totes, and more. Find the perfect gift for yourself or someone you love. Event held in the Galleries Reception Area.
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Week of Sep 22 — Sep 28
Mon, Sep 22
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

Tue, Sep 23
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

Wed, Sep 24
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm Garden Walk: Fall Ferns at Winterthur

Ferns are a wonderful addition to the woodland garden, offering a variety of heights, textures, and colors. Join Linda Eirhart, director of horticulture and curator of plants, on a stroll to discover a dozen of our best. Members free. Included with admission.
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4:30 pm to 5:15 pm Estate Tour

See the former dairy and farm and hear accounts of estate history on this 45-minute narrated tram tour. Meet outside the Dorrance Gallery. Members free. $5 per person upgrade. Reservations recommended by 4:00 pm, family friendly.
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Thu, Sep 25
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Lecture: "Below Stairs Before Downton: Comic Servants in English Fiction"

Meet the parents and grandparents of Mr. Carson, Mrs. Hughes, Anna, Bates, Daisy, and Thomas! This talk with Brian McCuskey, Associate Professor of English, Utah State University, will explore literary influences on Downton Abbey, introducing us to the comic, and sometimes criminal servants, who populate the kitchens and back stairways of English fiction, from Dickens to P. G. Wodehouse. Members free. Included with admission.
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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, Sep 26
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

Sat, Sep 27
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

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.
   more...!

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Downton 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, Sep 28
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

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.
   more...!

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Downton 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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3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Music Along the Bank: Splashing Pearls

Enjoy the crisp fall air along the banks of Clenny Run. Bring a blanket, picnic,and family and friends to enjoy local bands. $5 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Children 16 and under are free. Museum Store and Cottage Cafe will be open for light fare, wine, beer, and other beverages.
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6:00 am to 11:00 pm Spend $50 at Winterthurstore.com, Receive Free Shipping

Visit winterthurstore.com. Spend $50, receive free shipping.
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Week of Sep 29 — Sep 31
Mon, Sep 29
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

Tue, Sep 30
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibit: From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-40

Visit the library exhibition on fashion fads, trends, and innovations, 1910-40.

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