Author Talk: Julius Rosenwald: From Sears Executive to Passionate Philanthropist
Julius Rosenwald (1862–1932) rose from modest means as the son of a peddler to meteoric wealth at the helm of Sears, Roebuck. Yet his most important legacy stands not upon his business acumen but on the pioneering changes he introduced to the practice of philanthropy. While few now recall Rosenwald’s name—he refused to have it attached to the buildings, projects, or endowments he supported—his passionate support of Jewish and African American causes continues to influence lives to this day.
In this talk, Hasia Diner will tell Rosenwald’s remarkable story, showing the connections between his Jewish consciousness and his involvement with African Americans. His belief in the importance of giving in the present to make an impact on the future, and his encouragement of beneficiaries to become partners in community institutions and projects, transformed charitable giving itself, leaving an indelible mark upon the present. Her talk is based upon her 2017 biography of Rosenwald, Julius Rosenwald: Repairing the World.
Author talks take place in the Hagley Soda House Auditorium, beginning at 7 p.m. RSVPs encouraged, walk-ins welcome. Please RSVP to Julie Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 658-2400, ext. 243.
Visitors explore the geology of the Brandywine Valley and its impact on the milling industry.
Cannon firings in the powder yards demonstrate how black powder was made and used.
See the museum in a different way during a Sunday Stroll- take a leisurely walk on areas of our property normally only accessible by bus.
In this walking tour of the powder yard, guests experience an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the black powder process and can try their hand at graining some powder. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 261.
At Bike & Hike & Brews, visitors can stroll, jog, or bike through areas of Hagley property normally closed to foot traffic.