Classes, Workshops & Demonstrations

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Experience a variety of entertaining and educational programs, from classes and hands-on workshops to demonstrations and tastings. See program details below. Some events require advance registration. Interested in spending time in our garden? Learn about garden programs here.

To register for any of the adult classes, workshops, and demonstrations listed below, please call 800.448.3883.

*To see our full calendar of fall programs, visit our Fall for Winterthur page.

Museum Programs

History through Fiction Book Club

First Tuesday of every month starting in September, 10:00 am–12:00 pm OR 1:30–3:30 pm

Join us during this three-month series, where we will discuss classic and new works that illuminate American life or the inner workings of museums. We'll also examine relevant objects from the Winterthur collection or meet staff members who do important work behind-the-scenes. Registration is required by February 28. $30 per Member/ $40 per nonmember for the entire three-month series.Call 800.448.3883 to register.


Designing Women: Garden to Vase Bulb Design

Third Wednesdays each month, September–October, 5:30–7:30 pm
Each workshop: $70; $60 per Member. 

Floral Supervisor Heidi Militana takes inspiration from the meadows filled with wildflowers in the Winterthur Garden. This virtual class will show you how to create an easy, breezy wildflower arrangement. Participants will pick up locally source flowers, containers, and supplies at Winterthur prior to the class. $70; $60 per Member.

September 16: Fall Flower Bounty
Remotely, participate in a private, behind-the-scenes tour of  Winterthur rooms that showcase HF duPont’s impeccable use of color.  Using fruits and flowers of the season, in your own home, create a bountiful centerpiece for a fall table setting.  Also see where Stella Price, HF DuPont’s original floral designer worked.

October 21: Pumpkins & Gourds
In a virtual classroom setting, participants will be working with succulents and pumpkins to create an outdoor fall decoration.  Discover some of the ways the duPonts used different trends in their design work.  Pumpkins, succulents, and all supplies will be pickuped at Winterthur.  Participants will need a glue gun.

To register by phone, call 800.448.3883, to register online, click here.




Second Friday of every month, beginning in September 10:00 am–12:00 pm or 1:00–3:00 pm

Reconnect with your creative side while finding your inspiration in the Winterthur collection.  Each meeting features a show-and-tell about different objects in the museum or library and ample time to complete a small project to take home. $25; $20 per Member. Registration required by one week prior to each meeting.

Upcoming Garden Workshops

Join us for one of our garden workshops. See the Garden Insider page for dates and topics. All workshops take place in the Brown Horticulture Learning Center in the Greenhouse Area.

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