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5 area du Pont gardens celebrated in new book

Betsy Price Culture, 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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Plein air artists descend on Hagley for a day of painting

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

On Thursday morning, plein air artist Denise McDaniel was scoping out just the right setting for her work at Hagley Museum and Library. Location is key, said McDaniel, a Columbus, New Jersey, resident who was part of 50 artists with the American Impressionist Society visiting Hagley and Winterthur Museum, Gardens and Library this week as part of their 24th Annual …

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Hagley merges Bike & Hike, Dog Days into Summer Nights

Betsy Price Headlines, Culture

  Hagley Museum and Library has rolled the success of its long-standing Bike, Hike and Brew nights and its Dog Days of Summer, which allowed guests to bring furry pals, into an all-encompassing Summer Nights program. Now every Wednesday night, patrons can bring their families and pets to the site of the Du Pont Co.’s gunpowder factory along the Brandywine …

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Pete du Pont records archive opens at Hagley Library

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

A collection of Pete du Pont’s papers is now open to the public at Hagley Museum and Library. It includes decades 0f the former Delaware governor’s public writing, as well as photos, scrapbooks, recordings and correspondence with family members. Among the material in the archive are items related to du Pont’s 1988 campaign to be the Republican nominee for president …

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Hagley’s patent models become clues on ‘Jeopardy!’

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Hagley Museum’s collection of 19th century U.S. patent models were to be featured in a category on “Jeopardy!” on Thursday, Dec. 8, under the topic “The World of Patent Models.” Hagley’s participation in America’s No. 1 quiz show took multiple attempts across nearly three years. In January 2020, Hagley’s Marketing Manager Laura Jury, a fan of the show, sent an online submission …

TSD Review Oct 13

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – October 13, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community ‘Revisionists’ is latest addition to haunted NCC scene I-95 southbound to close as project nears completion Wilmington glass artisan specializes in cremation art It’s raining bonsai at Longwood Gardens Hagley’s ‘Nation of Inventors’ hopes to inspire creativity Business Delaware retailers must accept cash under new …

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

Betsy Price Culture, 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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Catalyst deposits trove of women’s records at Hagley

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Catalyst, a nonprofit focused on helping women work outside the home, on Tuesday celebrated adding its archives to Hagley Museum and Library’s collection of business records. The organization, which also is celebrating its 60th anniversary, started as a way to encourage educated women to go to work at a time when businesses were dominated by men. It evolved to encompass …

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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 …