Winterthur Institute

Escape into the world of decorative arts from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. This intensive course offers an in-depth, two-week study of domestic furnishings made or used in America. Designed to appeal to individuals interested in American decorative arts, content for the course centers on the Winterthur collection,

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Transportation to Winterthur

Details on how to get to Winterthur.

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History of Winterthur

A timeline history of Winterthur.

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The Big Ideas behind the Winterthur Garden

Winterthur is one of the last of the original Wild Gardens. William Robinson’s book The Wild Garden stimulated a new type of garden design at the turn of the twentieth century in Great Britain, Ireland and America. An idea with tremendous appeal to large landowners, The Wild Garden concept is

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H. F. and Ruth du Pont with daughters Pauline Louise and Ruth Ellen, 1922

About Winterthur

Almost 60 years ago, collector and horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969) opened his childhood home, Winterthur, to the public. Today, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is the premier museum of American decorative arts, with an unparalleled collection of nearly 90,000 objects made or used in America between about 1640 and 1860.

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Cocktail Exhale

Join us for happy hour as we mix, mingle, and mix…a cocktail together. Tom Houser of The Copper Dram in Greenville, Delaware, will teach you how to make an Old Fashioned cocktail, plus hear stories of Winterthur when it was home to H. F. and Ruth du Pont from Jeff

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Trivia Nights

Virtual Trivia Nights Thursdays in July, 7:00–8:30 pm Test your knowledge of all things Winterthur every week with a night of trivia and fun with friends near and far. Each week a Winterthur staff member will lead you through a game on a different topic, from ceramics to furniture to

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Maps

Maps of the Winterthur garden and trails.

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AdultWinterthur Institute Classes, Workshops & Demonstrations Conferences Conservation Clinic Lectures Performances, Film, Entertainment

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At Home Education

At-Home Activities Since you can't bring your family to Winterthur, we thought we would bring Winterthur to you with some fun and educational activities that will keep kids' minds active while schools are closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. Below are links to activities that you can print and complete at

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