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5 area du Pont gardens celebrated in new book

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

A new book explores the rich heritage of five Delaware-area gardens that belonged to members of the du Pont family. “Du Pont Gardens of the Brandywine Valley” (Monacelli, $60 hardcover) looks at Hagley Museum and Library, Nemours Estate, Mt. Cuba Center, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and Longwood Gardens. Written by Marta McDowell and featuring photos by Larry Lederman, the …

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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 …

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Hagley previews splashy new ā€˜Nation of Inventorsā€™ exhibit

Betsy PriceBusiness, Culture, Headlines

A glass cabinet of 60 patent models welcomes guests to Hagley’s new exhibit about inventing.   Hagley Museum and Library’s new permanent “Nation of Inventors” exhibit reflects the former du Pont estate’s revised mission to use its history and assets to encourage creativity in everybody who visits. “Our new mission is that we seek to inspire people to be innovative …