This exhibition showcases the evolution of needlework and the prominent role it played in women’s lives during the 17th through 19th centuries. It opens with the diligence and skill required to learn and excel at needlework and delves into the various applications of the skill with sections on diligence, profit, pleasure, and ornament, featuring stunning visual examples.
This exhibit celebrates the skill and ingenuity of the British ceramic industry, whose printed wares were especially popular in America. Many designs were created specifically for sale in the United States, where consumers at every level embraced the opportunity to have both utilitarian and decorative transferware in their homes.
Explore the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, and pottery, in this exhibition highlighting recent acquisitions from the estate of legendary collector and scholar Frederick S. Weiser.
Thirteen stars with six points on a field of faded blue silk tell the story of America's fight for freedom as George Washington might have seen it. One of three extremely rare flags from the American Revolution, the Commander-in-Chief Flag will be on display June 14 at Winterthur with two additional standouts from the period: the 8th Virginia Regiment's Grand Division (or Muhlenberg) Flag and the Forster Flag. This unique one-day exhibition marks the first time these three historic banners for liberty, which are among only 35 from the Revolutionary War in existence, are being displayed together. The day's programming begins with a presentation entitled "Banners of Liberty: Three Flags of the Revolution," with a special public viewing of the flags to follow at 1:30 pm.