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Get out and walk at Hagley Museum

08/19/2014 05:01PM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print, Home+Garden, Arts+Entertainment



Cooler weather will soon be here, and Hagley Museum and Library is offering new walking tours for the season.

The tours will take visitors into areas not explored on the regular tour and provide detail in areas that are. Two walking tours debut this fall, “What’s for Dinner? A Tale of Two Gardens” and “Workers’ World.” The tours are offered every Saturday from Sept. 6 through Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and included in the cost of admission. Reservations are suggested (302-658-2400, ext. 261).

“What’s for Dinner? A Tale of Two Gardens” is the only tour that provides in-depth commentary on the one-plus-acre potagere garden that fed early generations of the du Pont family, and the shared garden of powder yarder workers and their families. Join master gardener Richard Heiss as he unearths the importance of these gardens and home-grown produce to the survival of these families. The tour is offered on Sept. 27, Nov. 1, and Nov. 8.

The “Workers’ World” walking tour discusses the DuPont Company workers’ communities compared to other industrial villages, locally and nationally. Hagley guide Madeline Rice will bring alive the immigrants, workers, and families with stories about life 200 years ago. Each visitor will trace a resident of Workers’ Hill through their life at Hagley. “Workers’ World” is offered on Sept. 20, Oct. 18, and Nov. 15.

Other fall Saturdays feature “Sights, Sounds, and Smells,” a walking tour through the powder manufacturing process on Oct. 11 and Nov.r 29; “Rocks and Roll Mills,” a walking tour about the geology of the Brandywine Valley and its impact on the milling industry on Sept. 13 and Nov. 22; and “H2Oh!,” a walking tour tracing the evolution of water power at Hagley on Sept. 6, Oct. 4, and Oct. 25.

About Hagley Museum and Library

For more information, call 302-658-2400 weekdays or visit www.hagley.org.


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