Public History minors recently got a special behind-the-scenes look at Winterthur, the nation’s premier museum of American decorative arts. Once the home of Henry Francis DuPont, the estate includes a 125-room mansion reflecting both the material culture of early America and the du Pont family’s life on the property, a large naturalistic garden, and a research library serving scholars from around the world. After touring the house and gardens, students met with Gettysburg alumnus Debbie Harper, the museum’s Curator of Education, to discuss the unique interpretive challenges inherent in a site like Winterthur. The group also toured the museum galleries with Rebecca Duffy '16, now a student in Wintherthur's world-class MA program in American Material Culture, and met with Tom Guiler of the Academic Programs Division for information on the graduate programs. Read more about Winterthur here.