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 …

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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 …

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 IrĂ©nĂ©e du Pont’s gunpowder works. Flatbread and couscous, however, may come as a surprise. The Middle …

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 …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – September 19, 2021

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom—scroll through the pdf, use direction arrows, zoom in or out, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. [pdf-embedder url=”/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/DelawareLive-Sept-19-1.pdf” title=”DelawareLive-Sept 19″] This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Darius Brown follows other legislators into job partly funded by state Hagley damage may hit $2 million, and …

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 …

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 …

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 …