Pre and Post-Visit Materials

In an effort to better incorporate your field trip to Winterthur, or our outreach program in your classroom, we have created a variety of pre- and post-visit materials to use with your students before and after their Winterthur experience.

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Punch bowl; A Midnight Modern Conversation;

Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Online Exhibition

PAST EXHIBITION - Join us in celebrating objects and imagery created in response to society’s love of wine! This exhibition, formerly displayed in the Winterthur Galleries (April 28, 2012 to January 6, 2013), continues here as a permanent virtual presentation. It includes the identical selection of wine-related materials drawn from

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Egg stand, Spode factory

Spode Exhibition Online

Since Josiah Spode (1733–97) popularized blue printed pottery in the late 1700s, it has had a universal and lasting appeal that still resonates today. This interactive exhibition is a comprehensive resource for the study of Spode printed designs and their sources, focusing on the blue printed patterns of Spode c.

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Platter, earthenware with blue printed design depicting the Arms of the State of Delaware.

Patriotic America Exhibition Online

Patriotic America offers a comprehensive set of images of America in the 1820s, documenting a time of great celebration in the country. In 1815, when trade between America and England resumed following the War of 1812, Staffordshire potters were eager to regain access to one of their most lucrative markets.

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Laurel Riegel

People Make the Place: Valuing Our Volunteers

Winterthur is a special place for many people. Some seek refuge in the quiet of the garden. Some revel in the study of our expansive collection. Some celebrate the beauty of the natural landscape. Some enjoy special events. Some visit to connect with friends or family. Whatever your reason for

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whos your daddy lead image

Who’s Your Daddy? Families in Early American Needlework

PAST EXHIBITION - Historians have long recognized that family networks play a crucial role in the social, political, commercial, and religious activities of both men and women. The exhibition explored the importance of families with regard to samplers and needlework pictures; how needlework can serve as primary source material for

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Betsy Ross exhibition masthead

Betsy Ross: The Life Behind the Legend

Both iconic and controversial, Betsy Ross is one of the best known figures of the American Revolutionary era—and also the least understood. The story of Betsy Ross and the making of the first American flag was introduced to public audiences by her grandson William Canby in 1870, at a talk

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Small chest-over-drawers,

Paint, Pattern & People: Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 1725-1850

This landmark exhibition explored the stunning and diverse furniture of southeastern Pennsylvania and the people who made, owned, inherited, and collected it. Delving into the cultures and creativity of the area’s inhabitants, primarily those of British and Germanic heritage, this comprehensive show featured nearly 200 objects, including unique and colorful

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Summer uniform of an enlisted sailor, worn by Warren Opie

With Cunning Needle: Four Centuries of Embroidery

In 2006 Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts began an exciting and innovative project to accurately re-create a 17th-century embroidered woman’s jacket. The process of designing and making what has become known as the Plimoth Jacket has shed new light on the tools and methods employed by the skilled embroiderers of the

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embroidered jacket profile

The Plimoth Jacket: A Paradise in Silk and Gold

On loan to Winterthur from Plimoth Plantation in 2011, the Plimoth Jacket is not an exact reproduction. Rather, it was re-created from two examples in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. One was chosen for the cut and construction of the jacket and the other for the design of

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