Hagley Museum Nation of Inventors

Hagley’s ‘Nation of Inventors’ hopes to inspire creativity

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  More than a year after Hagley Museum’s splashy new “Nation of Invent0rs” exhibit was expected to open, it swung the doors wide Saturday. The showcase, built around the museum’s huge collection of patent models, traces the history of American ingenuity since Colonial days, looking at the contributions of industry, entrepreneurs, immigrants and women. While the museum is hailing the …

Downtown Wilmington library (McGhiever photo from Wikimedia)

Wilmington library called one of America’s most beautiful

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

  The downtown Wilmington library is No. 3 on a new list titled ‚Äúthe 11 Most Beautiful Libraries in the United States.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúVisitors will encounter a massive, symmetrical white-gray fa√ßade designed in the Neoclassic style by well-respected architects Alfred Githens and Edward Tilton,‚ÄĚ Fodor‚Äôs Travel writes of the Wilmington Public Library. ‚ÄúThere are intricate fixtures to admire, including terra-cotta frieze …

a dining room filled with furniture and vase of flowers on a table

Hotel du Pont unveils fresh ‚ÄėHistory Unscripted‚Äô branding

Pam GeorgeBusiness, Headlines

The dining room of Le Cavalier at the Hotel Du Pont. Photo by Jason Varney.     When the Hotel du Pont opened on Jan. 15, 1913, a brand was something ranchers put on their cattle. But in today‚Äôs marketing parlance, a brand encompasses a logo, ad campaign, slogan and values.¬†Together, these components evoke the ‚Äúgut reaction‚ÄĚ that customers feel …