Lectures - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library



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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 T206 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.

Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

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. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883.



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

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

Join author David Nelson 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.


Lecture: "Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Icon"

Sunday, April 15
1:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall


New York Times bestselling author Meryl Gordon explores the subject of her recent book, Bunny Mellon. Socialite and passionate gardener, Mellon's social circle included presidents, movie stars, and royalty. She is perhaps best known for her redesign of the White House Rose Garden at JFK's request. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Member presale begins March 1. Nonmember tickets go on sale March 12.

Follies Lecture

Saturday, April 21

2:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall

Join us for a lecture by John Dixon Hunt, emeritus professor of The History and Theory of Landscape at the University of Pennsylvania, then enjoy a walk or tram ride through the Winterthur Garden and experience Winterthur’s first landscape exhibition, Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. $10 per Member. $20 per nonmember. Free for Winterthur Garden and Landscape Society and Garden Associate Members.

Hermes Mallea, photo by Rick Guidotti

Lecture: "Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now"

Tuesday, May 8

6:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall


Winterthur welcomes back Hermes Mallea as he presents both stylish homes that survived the Cuban Revolution and innovative Havana interiors created in recent years in this revitalizing city. See some of Cuba's finest and most fascinating interiors. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember.

Scenes of Chinese figures in outdoor settings decorate this tureen and stand. Gift of Leo A. and Doris C. Hodroff 2003.47.18a-c

Winterthur 101 Lecture: "From Idea to Installation: Creating an Exhibition"

Sunday, May 20

1:00, Copeland Lecture Hall


Did you know that an exhibition can take years to create and involve dozens of people? Join senior Curator of Ceramics and Glass Leslie Grigsby, curator of Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table, to learn what was involved—from picking and conserving objects to laying out display cases and selecting wall colors and more—in bringing Dining by Design to life. Members free. $15 per nonmember.

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