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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike Winterthur, DE 19735
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    Upcoming events
      Treasures on Trial: The Art & Science of Detecting Fakes
    • Sunday, August 20, 2017
    • Questions about the authenticity of art and antiques consistently capture headlines around the world. This fun and captivating exhibition looks at forgeries and counterfeit objects of all types--from art to wine to fashion--prompting us to ask, "Do we see what we think we see?" Discover how experts answer the question, "Is it real or fake?"
      Artists At Work: The Practice Of Painting
    • Sunday, August 20, 2017
    • Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We're familiar with their paintings, but how much do we know of their challenges in establishing themselves as recognized artists of their times? This exhibit features material from American artists working from colonial days through the early 1900s, and traces the evolving occupation of the professional painter. Early self-instruction led to the organization of schools and associations for better training and guidance, swelling the ranks. As competition grew, artists needed to promote themselves, seek and retain patrons, and stay afloat. This exhibit, on view in the case at the library entrance, was curated by Jeanne Solensky.
      Terrific Tuesdays at Winterthur
    • Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    • Hands-on crafts and games based on things in the museum, garden, and library teach kids ages 3-10 about an assortment of opposites, while special guests highlight skills and trades from past and present. New activities and guests each week. Continue to check the website for detailed information.
      Gentle Yoga
    • Thursday, August 24, 2017
    • Every Thursday, 9:00 am, Brown Learning Center . Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. The class is open to all levels. Attendees will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine. Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10. No advance registration necessary. Members may bring a friend.
      Farm Stand
    • Thursday, August 24, 2017
    • The Farm Stand is located in front of the Museum Store at the Cottage on Thursdays, July-September, 1:30-5:30 pm. Come browse an array of fresh, local produce. Parking is available behind the Cottage near the Winterthur Post Office. Note: Guests who would like to tour Winterthur's exhibitions or grounds will require a ticket.
      Squeaky Wheels
    • Wednesday, September 6, 2017
    • Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join Winterthur for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend time with your child and make friends with new families while you learn a little about the amazing collections that make the Museum special.
      Director's Garden Walks
    • Saturday, September 9, 2017
    • Formerly known as the Second Saturdays Garden Walk, these walks are on the second Saturday of each month, year-round at 1:00 pm (unless otherwise noted). All walks begin and end at the Visitor Center and are free for Members and included with admission. Join Winterthur's Director of Garden & Estate Chris Strand on a special walk highlighting interesting and seldom seen parts of the Winterthur landscape! Walks last about 90 minutes. Be sure to dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. In case of inclement weather, an update message will be left at 302.888.4915 approximately 3 hours before the walk. March 11, 2017 - Snowdrops and Other Minor Bulbs; April 8, 2017 - Winterhazels and Early Rhododendrons; May 13, 2017 - Azaleas and Spring Wildflowers; June 10, 2017 - Meadows, Streams, and Ponds, 8 p.m. (bring a flashlight); July 8, 2017 - Chimney Swifts on Farm Hill, 8 p.m. (bring a flashlight); August 12, 2017 - Sunset from the Train Station, 7 p.m. (bring a flashlight and prepare for a long walk); September 9, 2017 - Garden Architecture and Water Features; October 14, 2017 - Autumn Color, Flowers, and Fruits; November 11, 2017 - Late Fall Color in the Garden; December 9, 2017 - Conifers and the Winter Garden.
      Historical Journeys
    • Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    • Individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia are invted to participate in this interactive program.
      Truck & Tractor Day
    • Saturday, October 7, 2017
    • Head to Winterthur this October for the 6th Annual Truck and Tractor Day, a fun event filled with lots of large equipment sure to delight the wheel-oriented kids in your family. Explore tractors, modern farm vehicles, and the Winterthur fire trucks. Enjoy a hayride, arts and crafts, and more. Discover 30 tractors and other pieces of estate equipment.Hop onto one of the original Winterthur farm trucks and see how a modern backhoe and crane work. Feel free to take pictures and ask our knowledgeable staff and volunteers questions. Learn about the Winterthur Fire Department! Meet firefighters and put out a "fire" with a pumper truck. Hop aboard the fire truck and try on real "turnout gear." Enjoy a hotdog, pretzels, and ice cream! Take a hayride through the estate while enjoying the beautiful autumn weather and changing leaves. Put on a safety harness and climb a tree, just like a real arborist. Get creative with farm- and tractor-related crafts. Pick a complimentary helmet, badge or coloring book. Proceeds support the Winterthur Fire Department.