Saturday, May 19, 2007

Free Days at Hagley Museum!

To hearken back to the days when Hagley was open to the public free of charge, the museum will offer two days of free admission and extended hours. On Thursday May 24th and Friday May 25th the museum’s hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. After 5 p.m., some parts of the museum will be closed, but the property will be open for a springtime walk and for visiting the “Hagley at Fifty” exhibit. Visitors should use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.

The "Hagley at Fifty: Exploding with History" retrospective exhibit in the Visitor Center explores how Hagley Museum came to be and significant milestones in its first fifty years. This exhibit opens May 21st and will remain till December 31st, 2007.

Hagley Museum and Library collects, preserves, and interprets the unfolding history of American enterprise. Located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine River in Wilmington, Delaware, Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a workers' community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family.

For more information about Hagley as well as their regular operating hours, admission prices and membership you can go to their website: