House tours are sold out for Saturday, November 1. Limited tickets available to Costumes of Downton Abbey.
 

Members-Only Events and Programming

 

As a Winterthur Member, you can enjoy the benefits of membership through several opportunities related to Costumes of Downton Abbey this spring. All the events and programs listed below are exclusive to Members. To join Winterthur, visit our membership page. For additional tips on visiting Winterthur during Costumes of Downton Abbey, please visiting our Visiting Downton web page. For Members-only access and information related to Costumes of Downton Abbey, click here.

 

 
Members-only Evenings


Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, and November 6

5:30–8:00 pm

  • Special lectures
  • Exclusive access to Costumes of Downton Abbey and exhibition store
  • Light refreshments and cash bar
  • Member guests welcome with guest pass
  • Reservations required; please call 800.448.3883 or email membershipinfo@winterthur.org

 

Lecture: "After-Dinner Bridge: Chinoiserie at Winterthur in the 1930s"

September 18, 5:30–6:30 pm


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.
 


Lecture: "“Patterns of Their Time: Design in Printed Textiles”

 

October 2, 5:30–6:30 pm


Designs from the late 18th and early 19th centuries—the golden age for printed textiles—have cycled in and out of fashion for more than 200 years. Linda Eaton, senior curator of textiles, reflects on why today’s designers continue to find inspiration from the great designs of the past. Copeland Lecture Hall. Members only. Member guests welcome with guest pass. Reservations required. Book signing to follow.

 

Members-Only Lecture: “Unexpected Hats, and Other Adventures in Creating Winterthur’s Costumes of Downton Abbey ”


November 6, 5:30–6:30 pm


From recreating the iconic servants’ bells and Matthew’s romantic proposal to the arrival of some unexpected accessories, join Amy Marks-Delaney, associate curator of exhibitions, for a behind-the-scenes peek into the many surprises, discoveries, and creative decisions behind Costumes of Downton Abbey. Members free. Member guests welcome with guest pass. Reservations required.


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