Lectures

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

Dining by Design Lunchtime Lecture: "What's for Dinner? Tableware and Traditions in 18th-Century Britain and America"

Thursday, September 20

12:15 pm, Rotunda

Leslie Grigsby, senior curator of ceramics and glass, will explore the evolution of dining and dinnerware inspired by nature, from the 1600s through the early 1800s, as well as where consumers acquired their goods and how mealtimes, menus, and the foods themselves changed over time. Members free. Included with admission. 

Documentary Film and Lecture: Preserving the Legacy of Beatrix Farrand

Sunday, September 30

1:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall

Join six-time Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker Karyl Evans to view her documentary on the life and gardens of Beatrix Farrand (1872–1959), the most successful female landscape architect in early 20th-century America and one of the founders of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Copeland Lecture Hall. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. 

Evening Lecture: "Great Mansions of Philadelphia's Main Line"

Tuesday, October 16

6:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall

Winterthur Director of Interpretation and Estate Historian Jeff Groff examines the notable mansions of the Main Line—those that are lost and many that survive in private or institutional hands—taking a look at the families and their stories, places, and people that would have been familiar to H. F. and Ruth du Pont. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. 

Evening Lecture: "Wentworth Woodhouse"

Tuesday, October 23

6:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall

Join us for an illustrated talk as lecturer Peter Brown celebrates the rescue of Wentworth Woodhouse in South Yorkshire, England. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. 

Winterthur 101 Lecture: "Winterthur's Beginnings"

Saturday, November 3

1:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall

From a sheep farm to a 12-room house and finally to a 175-room mansion, Winterthur's story through some of the most tumultuous times in American history is extraordinary. Join Director of Interpretation and Estate Historian Jeff Groff and Brown Harrington Director of Garden and Estate Chris Strand as they dive into Winterthur's rich history. Buy tickets online or call 800.448.3883.  Members free. $15 per nonmember. 

Lecture and Film Screening: The Philadelphia Story

November 18, 1:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall

Join David Nelson Wren, author of Ardrossan: The Last Great Estate on the Philadelphia Main Line, for a screening of The Philadelphia Story followed by a brief discussion of Ardrossan and the Montgomery family who built it. The Montgomerys are best known as the family on which Philip Barry based his 1939 play, which later was produced as the film The Philadelphia Story. American film, architecture, and social history enthusiasts especially will enjoy a glimpse into another time and way of life. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Copeland Lecture Hall. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. 

Goose tureen, Josh Turner Factory, Staffordshire, Eng., 1790-1820. Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Winterthur, Gift of Mr. W. B. Murphy 1996.4.32

Beatrix Farrand

Radnor Valley

The Whistlejacket room at Wentworth Woodhouse, completed ca. 1770 Photom Peter Brown

Moviestore Collection Ltd., Alamy Stock Photo

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