Hagley Museum Nation of Inventors and Jeopardy

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

Staff Writer Culture, Headlines

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 …

Hagley Museum Nation of Inventors

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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Reminiscences of the Life and Times of Dr. James Tilton

Charlie Megginson

Lecture by historic-site interpreter Steven Mumford exploring the life and long medical career of Delawarean Dr. James Tilton who served as United States surgeon general during the War of 1812. Episode one of the three-part series “The War of 1812: Over Two Centuries Later.” Free admission. 302-744-5054 or mailto:OSHmuse[email protected] Charlie MegginsonCharlie Megginson covers government and politics for Delaware LIVE News. …

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Old Dover Independence Day

Charlie Megginson

July 4th as it was celebrated in the late 1800s. Activities include sack racing, tug ‘o war, lawn games Revolutionary Dover walking tours and more. At 2 p.m., the bell of The Old State House will ring 13 times in honor of the original 13 states, followed immediately by historical interpreters, dressed in period clothing, reciting the Declaration of Independence …

Well Seasoned Heirlooms

Charlie Megginson

Virtual program in which historic site interpreter Kimberly Fritsch of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ New Castle Court House Museum shines a spotlight on the culinary practices, recipes and personalized cookbooks of women throughout Delaware history. In this episode, Fritsch will explore how the LGBTQ+ community strengthened its common bond by sharing recipes, the best places to …

Delaware Museum of Nature and Science opening

Newly opened Museum of Nature, Science to get $500,000 from county

Jarek Rutz Culture, Headlines

During the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reimagined Museum of Nature and Science, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer told the crowd that his administration is going to propose a $500,000 grant for the institution. “Everything we do in county government right now – similarly to what’s going on in the city of Wilmington – is about diversity, equity and inclusion,” …

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Museum of Nature, Sciences reopens this weekend

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

      The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science will celebrate its reopening Friday through Monday with a ribbon cutting and tours. The attraction, formerly known as a museum of natural history, is changing its name to reflect its mission of connecting Delaware citizens with the state’s natural development and the science behind it. The $10.8 million renovation started …

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Winterthur’s Jackie Kennedy exhibit now open

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Winterthur’s new exhibit is touted as the behind-the-scenes story of the White House restoration in 1961-62. Winterthur Museum will be sprinkled with a bit of fairy dust from Camelot throughout the rest of the year. The estate on Saturday opened its new exhibit, “Jacqueline Kennedy and Henry Francis du Pont: From Winterthur to the White House,” touted as the behind-the-scenes …

Take a first peek at new Museum of Nature and Science

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The paleozoic exhibit contains models of dinosaurs and other specimens from the past.   A lot of smiling faces are waiting to see people return to the reimagined Delaware Museum of Nature and Science next month. Some of them have a lot of really big teeth. And it’s impossible to tell whether those dinosaurs in the museum’s new Ellice & …

She’s back: Museum of Nature and Science sets reopening events

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The old natural history museum will be reborn May 20 as the Delaware Museum of Nature & Science.   The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science will reopen with a series of events over four days from May 20 to May 23, when it will finally open its doors to the public. The Greenville museum will be the 21st century …