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The Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington is partnering with Tsinghua University in Beijing to mount a exhibition in China in 2018.



Regional 'makers' to showoff at Hagley

Mar 27, 2017
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Innovators of all kinds, including woodworkers, artists, authors and brewers, will gather at Hagley Museum in Wilmington next month for the first annual Maker Fest.

Enlighten Me: The man who made tech user friendly

Mar 10, 2017
Courtesy of the Hagley Museum and Library

Many people listen to the radio in their cars, or if they're a little old school maybe they listen to a tabletop radio at home. But how many people think about the layout of the radio dial or how the knobs and buttons feel in their fingers? 

In our latest Enlighten Me segment,  Delaware Public Media's Mark Arehart chats with author Danielle Shapiro.  They discuss Shapio's new book on industrial designer John Vassos, the man who made radio and television a pleasure to interact with and how the research library at the Hagley Museum in Wilmington helped unearth his work.

Read House

New Castle’s Read House is hosting tours this Sunday called “Courtship, Letters & Love” – featuring rarely seen love letters and accompanying etiquette rules - and even marriage certificates from the 1800s.

The Hagley Museum in Wilmington is inviting people to question their reality and choose the red or blue pill during its new film series. The museum is showing the sci-fi action flick The Matrix along with the cult classic Mean Girls, and '80s favorite The Breakfast Club as part of “Hagley After Hours: A Night at the Movies."

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Thanksgiving is here - but many of holiday traditions we follow today are quite different than those of the early 1900s.

Hagley to bring in autumn with hay rides

Sep 5, 2016
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The fall season is fast approaching and for many that means grabbing something hot and pumpkin spiced and finding some seasonal fun.

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Hagley Museum in Wilmington will feature more than 50 regional artists in its 38th annual craft fair.

Museum Tour Manager Bonnie Wirth says most of the pieces featured in the event take cues from the natural world.

She says you'll also see the work of an artist that uses cement castings of Elephant Ear and Rhubarb leaves.


History Matters: Hagley Museum's “Unraveling Stories” exhibit

Mar 28, 2015
Delaware Public Media

Hooked rugs are an Anglo-American tradition that rose in popularity during the early nineteenth century

The “Unraveling Stories” Exhibit at the Hagley Museum spotlights one of these pieces, a huge hooked rug made during the 1940s by Nancy Dupont Reynolds Cooch.

History Matters: Unraveling Stories at Hagley Museum

Delaware Public Media heads to Hagley Museum to investigate a one-of-a-kind rug.

History Matters digs into the Delaware Historical Society’s archives each month to explore connections between key people, places, and events in history and present-day news.

January’s History Matters visits the David Sarnoff Library collection at the Hagley Museum and Library to examine one man's impact on communication technology.