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Hagley loans patent models to Philadelphia airport for display

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

    A selection of 19th century patent models from Hagley Museum and Library will be on display throughout the summer at Philadelphia International Airport. The 49 chosen to be part of the exhibit by Chris Cascio, Hagley’s Alan W. Rothchild assistant curator, all have connections to Philly or — appropriate for air travelers — transportation, food and drink. The …

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Le Cav, Goobers highlight Hagley’s Alfresco dining series in May

Pam George Food, Headlines

Hagley Museum’s Alfresco dining nights on Thursdays in May will include a variety of cuisines. Photo by Kerry Harrison.   You would expect to see 19th century tools and the du Pont ancestral home and gardens at Hagley Museum and Library, the birthplace of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont’s gunpowder works. Flatbread and couscous, however, may come as a surprise. The Middle …

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Brew Works peach cider to raise money for Hagley Recovery Fund

Betsy Price Food, Headlines

  Hagley and Wilmington Brew Works have another cider for sale Friday that was made with two kinds of peaches from Hagley’s orchard.   Wilmington Brew Works and Hagley Museum and Library  are releasing a new cider Friday, and some of the proceeds will go towards a recovery fund to help the former du Pont estate cope with $2 million in flood …

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Hagley damage may hit $2 million, and it has no flood insurance

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

These two photos from Hagley show water halfway up the back door of the visitors center.     Damage to the lower property at Hagley Museum and Library  — a seminal piece of Delaware industrial history where DuPont manufactured gunpowder — may hit $2 million, according to CEO Jill MacKenzie. Water overflowing the Brandywine River Sept. 2 after the remnants …

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Hagley reopens after flooding with limited access, reduced prices

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Hagley visitors can tour the Eleutherian Mills home, garden and barn.     Hagley Museum and Library has reopened with limited access for visitors following historic flooding from Ida. A press release announcing the opening did not detail the extent of the damage, but said damage assessment continues. The site of du Pont’s original gunpowder mills, Hagley sits along the …

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Wilmington assesses damage as city cleans up after record flooding

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Rescue workers in the flooded streets of Wilmington on Thursday. Photo from city of Wilmington.     Updated: This story has been updated to include information about a disaster reception center Tuesday and continued canvassing of neighborhoods through the Labor Day weekend. With the city of Wilmington under a state of emergency after Ida caused historic flooding, the city and …

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Hagley previews splashy new ‘Nation of Inventors’ exhibit

Betsy Price Business, 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 …

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Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – July 22, 2021

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom. From here, you can scroll through the pdf, forward and backward, zoom in or out in 10% increments, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. [pdf-embedder url=”https://townsquaredelaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/TSD-July-22-2021.pdf” title=”TSD July 22-2021″] This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community With weekend Artisan Market a success, Winterthur plans to …

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Wilmington Brew Works, Hagley Museum put history in bottle

Pam George Food, Headlines

The Fruits of Eleutherian Mills cider, made with cherries from Hagley by Wilmington Brew Works, in front of the du Pont home for which it’s named   Most people know Hagley Museum & Library as the birth of the DuPont Co. Along the banks of the Brandywine River, E.I. du Pont built Eleutherian Mills, his gunpowder yard and ancestral home. …

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Hagley’s al fresco dining and Bike & Hikes appeal to guests happy to be back

Betsy Price Headlines

Hagley’s Bike & Hike & Brews are popular summer evening destinations.   As Hagley Museum and Library prepares for its September opening of “Nation of Inventors,” it’s packed summer at the original du Pont family estate with activities such as Bike & Hikes & Brews. Among the offerings are cannon firing demonstrations, Science Saturdays for children, specialized walking tours, Dog …