On December 6, the Winterthur Galleries will close to the public at 4:00 pm.

Classes, Workshops, Demonstrations, and More...


Experience a variety of entertaining and educational programs, from classes and hands-on workshops to demonstrations and tastings. See program details below. Some events require advance registration. Interested in spending time in our garden? Learn about garden programs here.

To register for any of the adult classes, workshops, and demonstrations listed below, please call 800.448.3883.

Museum Programs

History through Fiction Book Club
First Tuesday of every month, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Join us for informal discussion of new and classic works of fiction that broaden our understanding of objects in the museum collection or life at Winterthur during the first half of the twentieth century. $20 per member / $30 per nonmember for the entire three-month series. Registration required by February 28. Call 800.448.3883 to register.

October 6: Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale by Lynda Rutledge

November 3: Bound by Sally Cabot Gunning

December 1: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck



Second Friday of every month, 1:00–3:00 pm
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.

September 11, 1:00–3:00 pm
Look at bold, block-printed textiles in the museum, then decorate a set of napkins using the same technique. Members only. Registration required. $10 per person per session. Attendance limited


October 9, 1:00–3:00 pm
Local artist and crafter Kathy Holden draws inspiration from the work of 19th-century landscape designer Humphry Repton to make small books that highlight the Winterthur Garden. Members only. Registration required. $10 per person per session. Attendance limited.

November 13, 1:00–3:00 pm
Draw inspiration from Tiffany glass as you decorate a jar with paintable clings. Members only. Registration required. $10 per person per session. Attendance limited.

December 11, 1:00–3:00 pm
Try a few methods of wrapping with cellophane, a DuPont Company product introduced in 1927 and used at Winterthur through the 1930s. Feel free to bring a shoe-box or shirt-box size gift to wrap.  Members only. Registration required. $10 per person per session. Attendance limited.



Beaded Jewelry Workshop
October 20, 1:00–3:00 pm

Use non-toxic, alcohol-based inks to create a pendant inspired by the colored glass used in Tiffany windows and lamps. Materials and instruction provided by The Bead Garden. Registration required. $20 per Member. $25 per nonmember.



Upcoming Garden Workshops

Join us for one of our garden workshops—a perfect way to get energized in spring! All workshops take place in the Brown Horticulture Learning Center in the Greenhouse Area.

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