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Mission Statement

Winterthur’s mission is to preserve and enhance the legacy of its founder, Henry Francis du Pont, for the benefit and enjoyment of the public, including: the care, development and study of its preeminent collection of decorative and fine arts made or used in America; the enhancement and interpretation of one of America’s finest naturalistic gardens; the operation of graduate programs in American material culture and art conservation at the highest academic level; the operation and development of a library to support these important cultural goals; and the preservation of the historically important buildings and grounds.

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Winterthur Museum & Country Estate - known worldwide for its preeminent collection of 85,000 American antiques, a naturalistic garden, and a library that is a research center for the study of American art and material culture - offers a variety of tours, exhibitions, programs, and activities throughout the year. USA Today named Winterthur one of the country's "10 great places of historic proportions," and Budget Travel called it "one of the 10 grandest mansions in America." In 2006 Child magazine named Winterthur one of the "10 best art museums for kids."

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http://www.winterthur.org

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