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.