group of students
Alumni who presented at the first annual MESDA (Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts) Conference, 2008; from the left: Dana Byrd (05); Nicholas Vincent (07); Sarah Fayen Scarlet (02); Jennifer Van Horn (02) Edward S. Cooke, Jr. (79); Nicole Belolan (09).

After more than fifty years of teaching graduate students in changing economic and cultural climates, we believe in fusing academic scholarship with public engagement.

After graduation, the majority of Fellows find careers in museums, academic teaching, preservation, consulting, development, law, business, and the antiques trade—careers where intellectual agility, professional adaptability, research skills, self-discipline, and lucid communication are prized.

For a small sampling of what our graduates are doing, check the pages about alumni.



Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
alum teaching

Dr. Mary Ellen Hayward, Winterthur Program Class of 1971, giving a tour of the Fells Point area, Baltimore, Maryland, to students enrolled in HIST 667, American Vernacular Landscapes.