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Week of May 1 — May 7
Mon, May 1
Tue, May 2
6:00 pm to 8:00 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. $5 per nonmember child, one free adult per child.
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Wed, May 3
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. $5 per nonmember child, one free adult per child.
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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, May 4
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 Introduction to Guided Meditation

Monthly meditations sessions will guide you in settling your mind and opening your heart. We will use imagery, visualizations, mindfulness of body & breath, and the environment of Winterthur to cultivate relaxation, a sense of well-being, and appreciation of the natural beauty all around us. Led by Alison Smith Driscoll. Register for each class by calling 800.448.3883. $10 per class. Capacity: 20 people.
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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, May 5
Sat, May 6
9:30 am to 12:30 pm Teacher Workshop: Book Art

Join Melissa Tedone, Book & Library Conservator, to learn about some incredible books in the Winterthur library; then learn some techniques used by book conservators and artists. After this workshop you will be ready to share the skills and knowledge utilized by art conservators with your students and fellow teachers. Members free. $15 per nonmember. Delaware teachers wishing to receive credit should also register through the Delaware Teacher Center by calling 800.282.8770. Attendance is limited.
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11:30 am to 12:00 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
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12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Winterthur Invitational Lecture: "Rolls-Royce of America, Inc., and the Automobile Industry of Springfield, Massachusetts"

Gregory Landrey, Dwight and Lorri Lanmon Director of Academic Affairs, Winterthur, discusses automobile manufacturing in Springfield, a story of ambition and global manufacturing resulting in some of the most illustrious motor cars of the era. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
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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 2:30 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
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2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Lecture: A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley

Harvard historian Jane Kamensky looks through the eyes of painter John Singleton Copley to reveal an unknown American Revolution. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Winterthur Invitational Historic Autos

Step back in time to see elegant automobiles of the country-estate era. Enjoy a series of displays of magnificent historic automobiles on select Saturdays in May. Each Saturday will feature a different thematic display. Weather permitting. Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, May 7
11:30 am to 12:00 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
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2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
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10:30 am to 4:00 pm 39th Annual Point-to-Point

Join us at the 39th 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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Week of May 8 — May 14
Mon, May 8
Tue, May 9
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Evening Lecture: "The Hermes Birkin Bag in a Counterfeit World"

Michael Tonello chronicles the unusual ventures that took him to nearly every continent-and from eBay to Paris auction houses and into the lives of celebrities and poseurs alike-on the road to becoming a successful entrepreneur and Robin Hood to thousands of desperate rich women. Along the ride, we'll learn the secrets to authenticating designer handbags. $10 per Member. $15 per 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. $5 per nonmember child, one free adult per child.
   more...!

Wed, May 10
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, May 11
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: "The Healing Power of Herbs"

Join local experts in various specialties to increase your knowledge and practice of healthy living and learn about a variety of wellness topics. This month is about the healing power of herbs with Alan Tillotson. Members free. Nonmembers $15.
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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, May 12
10:00 am to 5:00 pm 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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Sat, May 13
10:00 am to 5:00 pm 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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11:30 am to 12:00 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
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1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Winterthur Invitational Lecture: "Behind the Scenes in the American Country House"

This talk with Jeff Groff, director of interpretation & estate historian, Winterthur, will examine everything from elevators, telephone and sound systems, to heating and cooling, and it will look at the facilities offered for a range of entertainment. 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 2:30 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
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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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10:00 am to 3:30 pm Azaleas and Bluebells

Enjoy the spectacle of thousands of azalea blossoms and acres of wildflowers! The day's events include photo opportunities, plant sales, and tours of the azaleas, both self-guided and led by staff and volunteers. Members free. Included with general admission.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Winterthur Invitational Historic Autos

Step back in time to see elegant automobiles of the country-estate era. Enjoy a series of displays of magnificent historic automobiles on select Saturdays in May. Each Saturday will feature a different thematic display. Weather permitting. Members free. Included with admission.
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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, May 14
10:00 am to 5:00 pm 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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11:30 am to 12:00 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Crafternoon: Jasperware Ornaments

Make ornaments inspired by traditional Wedgwood jasperware using cookie stamps. Members only. $10 per person, per session. Registration is required. Attendance is limited.
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2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
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9:00 am to 1:00 pm Mother's Day Brunch

Seatings from 9:00 am-2:00pm $34.95 member adults; $17.50 member children 2-12; free children under 2. Members receive a 10% discount on up to 4 guests in their party. Reservations required. Please use the OpenTable to make a reservation or call 302.888.4826.
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Week of May 15 — May 21
Mon, May 15
Tue, May 16
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. $5 per nonmember child, one free adult per child.
   more...!

Wed, May 17
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.
   more...!

Thu, May 18
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 Introduction to Guided Meditation

Monthly meditations sessions will guide you in settling your mind and opening your heart. We will use imagery, visualizations, mindfulness of body & breath, and the environment of Winterthur to cultivate relaxation, a sense of well-being, and appreciation of the natural beauty all around us. Led by Alison Smith Driscoll. Register for each class by calling 800.448.3883. $10 per class. Capacity: 20 people.
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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 19
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Treasures on Trial Documentary Film Series: Art and Craft

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 Art and Craft. Copeland Lecture Hall. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Reservations suggested.
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Sat, May 20
11:30 am to 12:00 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
   more...!

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.
   more...!

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
   more...!

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Winterthur Invitational Historic Autos

Step back in time to see elegant automobiles of the country-estate era. Enjoy a series of displays of magnificent historic automobiles on select Saturdays in May. Each Saturday will feature a different thematic display. Weather permitting. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Winterthur Invitational Lecture: "DuPont Motors Inc.: When Grand Touring was Grand"

This talk with Rick Adams, Director of Education, Simeone Automotive Museum, will examine the history of duPont Motors, Inc., while making comparisons to its competitors on the road and the track: Duesenberg, Auburn, Packard, and Stutz. Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, May 21
11:30 am to 12:00 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
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2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
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10:00 am to 3:30 pm Peonies and Primroses

Winterthur's peonies and Quarry Garden primroses should be in full flower on Sunday as we celebrate the late spring display in the Winterthur Garden. The day's activities include tours, a lecture by Paul Meyer, and plants for sale. Members free. Included with general admission.
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Week of May 22 — May 28
Mon, May 22
Tue, May 23
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. $5 per nonmember child, one free adult per child.
   more...!

Wed, May 24
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.
   more...!

Thu, May 25
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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6:00 am to 6:00 am Free Shipping

Free shipping on all orders through Memorial Day.
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Fri, May 26
6:00 am to 6:00 am Free Shipping

Free shipping on all orders through Memorial Day.
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5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Winterthur After Hours: Mix, Relax, Explore

Join us after hours to explore the Galleries and grounds. Enjoy music, our beer garden, and a variety of offerings that enhance our local treasure. Admission is pay what you wish.
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Sat, May 27
11:30 am to 12:00 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
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1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Winterthur Invitational Lecture: "America's Sensational Sports Car: The Corvette in American Culture, 1953-1969 and Beyond"

Aside from noting its groundbreaking impact on automotive design, this presentation with Thomas A. Guiler, PhD, manager and instructor, Academic Programs Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, will situate this rolling icon as a symbol of 1950s and 60s American culture, society, and politics, and its role in shaping that history from its inception to the present.
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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 2:30 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
   more...!

6:00 am to 6:00 am Free Shipping

Free shipping on all orders through Memorial Day.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Winterthur Invitational Historic Autos

Step back in time to see elegant automobiles of the country-estate era. Enjoy a series of displays of magnificent historic automobiles on select Saturdays in May. Each Saturday will feature a different thematic display. Weather permitting. Members free. Included with admission.
   more...!

Sun, May 28
11:30 am to 12:00 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
   more...!

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
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2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday.
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6:00 am to 6:00 am Free Shipping

Free shipping on all orders through Memorial Day.
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Week of May 29 — May 31
Mon, May 29
6:00 am to 6:00 am Free Shipping

Free shipping on all orders through Memorial Day.
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Tue, May 30
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. $5 per nonmember child, one free adult per child.
   more...!

Wed, May 31
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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