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 …

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 …

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. This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community With weekend Artisan Market a success, Winterthur plans to do it again State Fair …

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 …