Benefactor ($500) Level-and-Above Members are exclusively invited to these upcoming programs

Your membership support helps ensure that Winterthur continues to inspire exploration of American culture and landscapes for visitors of all ages! To thank you for your generous annual support we offer a complimentary series of exclusive workshops, tours, and receptions with Winterthur experts in the fall and spring seasons.

For more information on these programs, e-mail Jody Cross in the Membership Office at

Not a Benefactor Member?  Upgrade today to attend exclusive events such as these throughout the year. To upgrade, please call 302.888.4712.

We are closed until further notice and all programs, events, and tours have been postponed. When possible, we will reschedule. Thank you for your understanding!

Lady of the House

Monday, April 13, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Members at the Benefactor level and above are invited to a special 2-hour program focused on our newest exhibit, Lady of the House: Ruth Wales du Pont. Limited to 20 members, this exclusive program will begin in The Charleston Room with tea and scones before moving to the exhibit for a behind-the-scenes gallery talk with exhibit curators Jeff Groff, Deborah Harper, and Jeanne Solensky. The program will end with a custom tour with Jeff and Debbie of select rooms within the house focused on stories of Ruth at Winterthur and their other residences.

Free to Benefactor-level-and-above Members. Space is limited to 20. Please reserve your spot by 4/6/2020 with Jody Cross,

Lady of the House

Ruth Wales in 1916, the year of her wedding

Cocktails with the Conservators

Thursday, May 14, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
This exclusive invitation is your chance to wander through the Winterthur conservation labs at your own pace. The following labs will be staffed from 6:00-7:30pm for the Conservation Labs Open House: Scientific Research and Analysis, Paintings, Library & Archives, Textiles, Furniture, Objects, Paper, and Preventive. Meet Winterthur Conservation Department staff and Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation faculty. See and hear about the projects they have been working on over the last year.

After the open house, continue the conversation in the Galleries Reception Atrium over light fare and specialty cocktails. And, enjoy our newest gallery exhibits, Re-Vision 20/20: Through a Woman’s Lens and The Lady of the House: Ruth Wales du Pont.

Invitations for Cocktails with the Conservators will be mailed to those at the Benefactor-and-above levels of membership. The invite is a nontransferable invitation for two. Business attire. Transportation provided from the Visitor Center parking lot. Please rsvp by May 1 by mailing back your reply card or directly with Jody Cross by email at


Conservation Labs Open House, May 2019 Photo by Robert Leitch



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