Royal Trivia Nights
Gather a team of mates, grab a drink, and go head to head with other royal aficionados for a fun night of trivia. We'll crown the most clever team and also hand out prizes for best table decorations and best royals inspired outfit. You're sure to have a scandalously good time. $5 per person. Maximum of 5 people per team. Drinks and light fare not included. Space limited.
September 10: "Royal Films"
October 8: "Royal Traditions"
November 12: "Royal Weddings II"
Create-Your-Own Crown Jewels
August 14 and November 13, 1:00–3:00 pm
Vintage styles adorning royals in The Crown inspire beaded jewelry with a contemporary twist. Representatives from The Bead Garden will teach you how to make baubles fit for a queen. Each class features a different project. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. $45 per Member. $50 per nonmember.
Lecture: “Live Like a Royal: Staying in Britain’s Country-House Hotels and Private Country Houses”
September 7, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
There is no better way to immerse yourself in British history than by living in it. Join Winterthur’s Director of External Affairs and Anglophile Tom Savage on this lecture
tour of the best country houses turned deluxe hotels and the private seats of earls and countesses where he has been a house guest over four decades, most recently with
Winterthur’s Henry Francis du Pont Collectors Circle. Copeland Lecture Hall. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember.
Lecture: "Fit for a Queen"
September 17, 6:00 pm
When a monarch changes there is not just a coronation, a great deal of additional work has to be done too. This lecture by Dr. Susan Kay-Williams, chief executive of the Royal School of Needlework (RSN), will look at some of the insignia, banners, flags, and other accouterments the RSN had to change or create for new ceremonial duties. Dr. Kay-Williams will share the range of RSN clients and their requirements as well as give insight into public life in 1950s Britain. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember.
Lecture: "Celebrating a Reign: Royal Gifts and Souvenirs"
September 18, 11:00 am
This lecture by Dr. Susan Kay-Williams, chief executive of the Royal School of Needlework (RSN), will feature gifts the RSN has made for Her Majesty The Queen, who, with her family, was a Royal School of Needlework patron from 2002 to 2016. It will also feature the embroideries created for stitchers to work to celebrate some of the births, marriages, jubilees, and anniversaries. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember.
Lecture: "The British Crown Jewels: Triumph & Tragedy"
October 1, 6:00 pm
They stand alone, above all others: the British Crown Jewels. Spanning centuries and offering bling on an unrivaled scale, they tell the story in gold and gems of the rise and fall of dynasties, of beheadings and coronations, all wrapped up with unparalleled magnificence. This lecture by Curt DiCamillo, curator for Special Collections at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston, will reveal the Crown Jewels in all their glittering splendor, from the enormous Black Prince’s Ruby (really a 170-carat red spinel) in the famous Imperial State Crown to the gold- and gem-encrusted castle that is the Salt of State. The Crown Jewels offer more than just an endless sea of gold dotted with thousands of emeralds, rubies, and diamonds. What brings them alive are the stories of people who possessed these priceless jewels: the kings and queens of England. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember.
Lecture: "Designing for Film"
October 11, 11:00 am, Copeland Lecture Hall
Jane Petrie, costume designer for the Emmy® award-winning Netflix series The Crown, reflects on her work in contemporary film design and how it impacted—and improved—her work for period pieces such as The Crown. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember.
Costuming THE CROWN Evening Lecture: “Why William Wore Red and Harry Wore Dark Blue: Decoding British Military Uniforms”
November 13, 6:00–7:00 pm
Patrick Baty, color consultant and military and art historian, will help us discover the meaning and symbolism behind the elaborate, even exotic, uniforms worn
by the British Royal princes and explain why, indeed, William wore red and Harry wore dark blue. Copeland Lecture Hall. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember.