Celebrate the Holidays at Winterthur

Celebrate the Holidays at Winterthur! November 21, 2020–January 3, 2021 This year, one of the Brandywine Valley’s most spectacular holiday showcases will dazzle you indoors and outdoors. Warm yourself by the fire pit and enjoy some s’mores; watch our 3D light show* displayed on the outside of the house (December

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Fall for Winterthur

Experience beauty all around–and so much more—this fall season at Winterthur. With family fun every weekend and a full calendar of on-site and virtual programs and events all season long, we’re sure you will fall for Winterthur. Become a Member today and save on many of our fall programs and so

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Winterthur’s Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Winterthur's Diversity and Inclusion Statement   Dear Members of the Winterthur Community, For the past several weeks, we have been listening to the voices across our country, of our own staff, fellows, and alumni, and on Winterthur’s social media platforms (#winterthurmuseum, #winterthurmuse, @winterthurmuse) that are crying out for America—and us—to

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Winterthur’s Response to COVID-19

Garden and Estate Open to All Winterthur is fully open, with access to the Museum, Galleries, Garden, and 25 miles of walking trails. The well-being of our valued visitors and our staff remains our highest priority, so various safety measures remain in place. Capacity in all areas is limited, so

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Logo for Lady of the House: Ruth Wales du Pont

Winterthur’s Lady of the House: Ruth Wales du Pont

Winterthur’s Lady of the House, Ruth Wales du Pont This exhibit answers the often-asked question: Was there a Mrs. du Pont? Ruth Wales du Pont was a social figure, talented musician, and hostess of four houses. Devoted wife to Henry Francis du Pont and role model to their daughters Pauline

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Dollhouse at Winterthur

Experience even more holiday magic with the dollhouse mansion at Winterthur. The dollhouse was created and decorated by Nancy B. McDaniel, an interior decorator and collector who had visited Winterthur many times. Inspired to create her own doll mansion after viewing Queen Mary’s dolls' house at Windsor Castle in England,

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Unity by Design: Midcentury Modernism at Winterthur

  Unity by Design: Midcentury Modernism at Winterthur May 4–July 28, 2019   Winterthur has a secret. Scattered throughout the various offices, storage rooms, and libraries of our extensive campus is a midcentury modern furniture collection. Represented in this group of furnishings is an incredible spectrum of Knoll and Herman Miller objects

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wooden filing cabinet

Truths of the Trade: Slavery and the Winterthur Collection

A newly acquired cabinet at Winterthur and additional collections emerge as tools in the lucrative business of transatlantic trade in the 18th and 19th centuries. Curated by graduate students at Winterthur, this exhibit will be on view in the Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery.

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exhibition display from Boston Furniture at Winterthur

Boston Furniture at Winterthur

ONLINE EXHIBITION - In the 1920s, Henry Francis du Pont began a journey in collecting that rewarded him with many treasures, including a magnificent array of Boston furniture. Today Winterthur has more than 300 Boston pieces, ranging in date from the 1650s to the 1830s. Fifty of the finest of

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Box, unknown Mi'kmaq artist.

Made for the Trade: Native American Objects in the Winterthur Collection

Native American art—a long-overlooked part of the Winterthur collection—was featured in this small but powerful exhibition. Made for the Trade examined these objects’ evolution over time, from tourist souvenir to collected artwork, and presented them as a celebration of American diversity and design.

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