This exhibition features 16 examples of American bracket, shelf and table clocks designed for use in the home and made between 1775 and 1850. Satisfying --and stimulating --consumers' demand for inexpensive, accurate timekeeping devices, clockmakers experimented with scaled-down, weight-driven movements housed in decorative cases. Clock-making tools from the Dominy family workshop of East Hampton, New York, including a mechanical wheel-cutting engine, illustrate historic hand skills and equipment. Innovative patented clocks and timepieces produced by members of the Simon Willard family and Eli Terry family as well as a this unusual diamond shaped wall clock by Jabez Baldwin showcase the range and refinement of forms produced during the young nation's early decades. Winterthur curators Joshua Lane and Ann Wagner co-curated the exhibition on view from in the museum's first floor galleries.
Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. The tone and pace of the class will activate your internal energy and guide you to connect to your deepest essence, so you leave feeling peaceful yet revitalized. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring a yoga mat, small towel, and water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine and will meet at the Brown Learning Center at 9:00 am and move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10 for both members and non-members. No advance registration necessary. Capacity: 30 people.
Winterthur After Hours presents families and adults with an opportunity to explore Winterthur in the evening. Enjoy music, a beer garden, and a variety of offerings that enhance this local treasure. Beer, wine, and food available for purchase. Explore the Galleries and grounds and enjoy a sunset tram ride around Winterthur's barns and outbuildings. Husband and wife Indie Folk Pop duo Tino & Ashley perform at tonight's event.
Step back in time to see elegant automobiles of the country-estate era. Enjoy a series of displays of magnificent historic automobiles on select Saturdays in May. Each Saturday will feature a different thematic display. Weather permitting. Members free. Included with admission.
Join exhibition co-curator Colette Loll as she takes you behind the scenes to reveal the intriguing and often complicated stories behind some of the major fraud cases profiled in the exhibition. Help judge objects whose fate has yet to be determined.
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.
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.
Celebrate the beginning of summer in Winterthur's award-winning children's garden. A full day of excitement, imaginative play, and outdoor fun awaits you in the Enchanted Woods. Storytellers, musicians, face painting, games, crafts, and more will provide the perfect kick off to summer.