Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Museum Inc
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Issues: Arts & Culture
Location: Rte 52 Winterthur DE 19735 USA
Mission: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, located in Wilmington, Delaware, is the former home of Henry Francis du Pont. The museum houses a decorative arts collection of more than 80,000 items, including furniture, metalwork, textiles, ceramics, glass, wood, leather, ivory, wax, paintings, drawings, paper, sculpture, rugs, and architectural interiors from 1640-1860. The research library has nearly half a million books, manuscripts, and photographs, and the 966- acre property features a 60-acre naturalistic garden. A separate site in Odessa, Delaware, encompasses 5 landmark properties, representing Delaware history through architecture, antique furniture, programs, and exhibitions.
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