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 …

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 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 …