Lectures - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Winterthur is closed to the public January 8 - February 28, and reopens March 1 with a full slate of new exhibitions, house tours, and programs. Details here.



For more information on lectures or for a reservation, please call 800.448.3883.


Lunchtime Lecture: "Woven at Home: Debunking Myths Begun by the Colonial Revival Movement"

Wednesday, March 7
12:15–1:15 pm, Rotunda

We'll discuss weaving in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in this light-hearted “history lesson.” Members free. Included with admission. Lecture was made possible by a grant from the MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA).

1909-11 Honus Wagner T 206 baseball card, courtesy of the Leopold Morse Goulston Baseball Collection, New York Public Library

Eye on the Iconic Lunch Lecture: "Honus Wagner and Sports Memorabilia"

Thursday, March 15
12:15–1:00 pm, Rotunda

Gregory J. Landrey, Dwight and Lorri Lanmon Director of Academic Affairs, Winterthur, tells the story of the famed 1909–11 Honus Wagner T 206 baseball card, one of the rarest and most iconic of all sports-related objects. In addition, Landrey will speak to the connection between the storied history of Honus Wagner’s trading cards and sports memorabilia collecting over the generations. Members free. Included with admission.


Lecture: "Saying 'I Do' at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue"

Sunday, March 25
1:00–2:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall

Carrying off the perfect wedding when the guest list includes family and friends is enough of a challenge. What happens when the whole world is watching? Join author Coleen Christian Burke for a look at weddings of First Family members that reflected a mix of the private, the public, and the political—as well as traditional romantic spectacle. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Member ticket presale starts March 1. Nonmembers will be able to purchase tickets starting March 12.



Lecture: "Ardrossan: The Last Great Estate on the Philadelphia Main Line"

Tuesday, March 27
6:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall

Join author David Wren for a discussion on his 2017 book which presents a detailed history of the splendor of an American country estate. Philadelphia’s Main Line home, Ardrossan, and the Montgomery family who built it, are perhaps best known as the family on which Philip Barry based his 1939 play, which later became a Hollywood film, The Philadelphia Story. This Winterthur program is a must see for American architecture and social history enthusiasts, and for all who enjoy a glimpse into another time and way of life. Buy tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Members $10. Nonmembers $15.

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