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Winterthur and UD OLLI team up for new course

UD OLLI and Winterthur offer new course, Meet the Experts at Winterthur

September 11, 2017

The University of Delaware’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in Wilmington and the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library have teamed up to offer a unique new course this semester, Meet the Experts at Winterthur.

Led by Thomas Savage, Winterthur Museum’s director of museum affairs, and Jean Raleigh, retired Winterthur Museum guide, the course meets on Tuesdays, 2-3:15 p.m. this fall at UD’s Arsht Hall, 2700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington.

The course invites participants to explore America’s treasure house with experts from Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. Specialists from the collections, garden, public programs, library, conservation and academic affairs departments will share stories and expertise on a variety of topics, from historic decorative arts to rare books from the duPont family to creating the Yuletide tour.

To participate in this course, individuals should register for OLLI Wilmington’s fall semester, and sign up for Meet the Experts at Winterthur. There are still seats available in this course. Membership includes enrollment in up to five OLLI courses, as well as participation in many other OLLI extracurricular activities.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware in Wilmington is an academic cooperative for people age 50 and over. The University also offers Osher Lifelong Learning programs in Dover and Lewes.

More than 2,400 people over the age of 50 attend the OLLI program in Wilmington, where members teach and take classes together with no tests, grades or papers, and participate in abundant opportunities for socializing and travel. Members of this academic cooperative come from different educational backgrounds and all walks of life, attending from Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland.

To register online, visit the online registration page for this course, Meet the Experts at Winterthur.

For more information, contact the OLLI-Wilmington program at 302-573-4417 or LLL-wilm@udel.edu, or visit http://www.lifelonglearning.udel.edu/wilmington/.