Members Events and Programming


As a Winterthur Member, you can enjoy the benefits of membership through several opportunities this year. We will continue to update this throughout the year as new programs and events are planned, so please keep checking! To join Winterthur, visit our membership page

Family Programs

View the Family Programing page to explore the variety of fun programs for children of all ages! All programs are either free or discounted to Members!


 Wellness at Winterthur

Thursdays June-October

Wellness at Winterthur is an exclusive Members-only program that includes yoga classes, monthly guided meditation, and monthly lecture series. In addition, Members are encouraged to walk our grounds from dawn to dusk, as part of the many benefits of Winterthur Membership. Click here to learn more!

Member Lectures

Alexandra Kirtley, Curator of American Decorative Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Concept of Collecting Series
Alexandra Kirtley : Superfluity and Excess—Classical Splendor in Philadelphia
Sunday, October 2, 1:00pm, Copeland Lecture Hall

 In 1808, the stunning house of William and Mary Waln designed by British-born architect B. Henry Latrobe on the southeast corner of Chestnut and Seventh streets in Philadelphia was completed. Latrobe designed a set of extraordinary painted and gilded furniture in the classical style for its two drawing rooms to complement the interior finish and floor plan. As the only surviving feature from the house, which was torn down in 1847, the furniture gives a strong indication of the resplendence of the house’s interiors. This presentation will consider the Walns’ furniture—from the impetus that inspired it, its creation in Philadelphia, and its impact to the demise of Walns' fortune and the circuitous route the furniture took back to Philadelphia. 

Members free, $15 for Non-Members. Reservations encouraged. Order tickets  by calling 800.448.3883.

Soup plates, China, 1790-1805. Gift of Daniel and Serga Nadler 2014.16.156.1, .2

"The Taste for Chinese at Winterthur"
Thursday, October 27, 5:30-6:30, Copeland Lecture Hall

Please join Leslie B. Grigsby, Senior Curator of Ceramics and Glass, as she focuses upon the incredibly broad range of Chinese material—from porcelain and paintings to furniture and House Rooms—included in the Winterthur collection. The majority of the objects to be discussed date from the late 1600s through the 1800s, a period of intense fascination with all things Chinese, and illustrate the importance of fashion and international trade. 

Members Free, Member only (Members may bring two guests using guest passes). Reservations encouraged. Order tickets by calling 800.448.3883



Member Appreciation Lecture: "Five Teas that Launched a Revolution"
Sunday, November 6, 2:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall

Ever the storyteller, tea historian Bruce Richardson will guide us through the colorful events that led up to the 1773 Boston tea rebellion and how the five Chinese teas that were tossed into the Boston Harbor originated from the same East India Company warehouses that supplied the tea caddies of George III and Jane Austen. The world knows how Britain's love for tea had given rise to the crafting of countless "tea things", a term often used by Austen, but the residents of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston had a similar passion for fine furniture, silver, and porcelain dedicated to their own tea ritual. Theirs was a ritual that led to a party that led to a revolution that led to the birth of a nation. All this commotion over a simple cup of tea!

Members free. $15 per nonmember. Reservations encouraged.

The above programs are made possible thanks to the genersosity of our Members. Click here to support Winterthur through a Membership.

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