Victorine’s Valentine’s Day
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones at Hagley during Victorine’s Valentine’s Day, a sweet family event that has something for everyone to enjoy.
Victorine’s Valentine’s Day honors the life and legacy of Victorine du Pont Bauduy, daughter of E.I. du Pont. Victorine taught and served as superintendent at the Brandywine Manufacturers’ Sunday School.
In the Wheelwright Shop, make a Valentine’s Day card using the scrap method popular in the Victorian era, wrap a candy bar with your own design to give as a gift to that special someone, and get creative at the hot cocoa bar with whipped cream, chocolate chips, and other tasty treats.
In the Gibbons House, enjoy the smell and taste of sugar cookies freshly baked in the wood-burning stove. Then continue to the Sunday School and meet Victorine and learn a bit about her life. Try your hand using a quill pen to write valentine verses.
A shuttle bus will run a continuous loop to assist you in your travels between the buildings. Activities are included in regular admission and free for Hagley members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.
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