On July 16, 1969, hundreds of thousands of spectators and an army of reporters gathered at Cape Kennedy to witness one of the great spectacles of the century: the launch of Apollo 11. Over the next few days, the world watched on with wonder and rapture as humankind prepared for its "one giant leap" onto the moon--and into history. Witness this incredible day, presented through stunning, remastered footage and interviews that takes you behind-the-scenes and inside the spacecraft, Mission Control, and the homes of the astronauts' families.
Hagley is delighted to offer a new benefit for our members at the Household and above levels: exclusive yoga classes with teacher Mary Currie. Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
At Bike & Hike & Brews, visitors can stroll, jog, or bike Hagley's three-mile loop along the Brandywine.
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.
Join one of our Hagley guides for an introductory tour of Hagley’s patent model collection.
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.
Stop in anytime during one of our wedding open houses to visit the Soda House, Hagley's primary wedding venue.
GPS Address: 298 Buck Rd, Wilmington DE 19807
The second annual members-only, family-style Farm-to-Table dinner will once again feature market garden delicacies from area farms and will be held in Hagley’s rustic barn near the du Pont family residence.
Hagley celebrates the return of the fall season with a free member appreciation event on Thursday, October 3, at the Hagley Barn.
Susan Murray will give the featured author talk at Hagley on her 2018 book Bright Signals: A History of Color Television. Drawing creatively on the David Sarnoff and RCA materials at Hagley, Murray will trace color television’s origins as an exotic novelty in the 1920s and 1930s and explain how it became the standard for television programing in the 1960s and 1970s.
Hagley's two-day Craft Fair features works in wood, pottery, jewelry, fibers, metal, and other media, and includes a specialty outdoor food market.
Visitors can take advantage of this unique opportunity to see the grounds of Hagley in a different light and meet one of our guides for a stroll through the property.
An evening talk will explore Hamilton, the Tony-winning musical about American statesman and Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
In 2015, the U.S. military spent approximately $435 million on music—nearly three times as much as the entire budget of the National Endowment for the Arts. This paper puts such an investment in historical perspective by examining the character and impact of military music-making in the United States in the last 150 years.
Between the 1870s and the 1930s New York City underwent a fiscal crisis approximately every twenty years. This paper examines the causes of and responses to the periodic fiscal crisis of late 19th and early 20th century New York.
This paper explores why unconventional and esoteric philosophical and religious beliefs have sometimes provided the foundation for successful business enterprises over the last two hundred years, and more especially for businesses pursuing goals other than securing returns to shareholders.
inside business circles it was unclear how to define “business executive” as an occupational category or what traits predicted an executive’s success.
Danya Pilgrim is a PhD in African American Studies and American Studies, completed at Yale University in 2019. Pilgrim is a social and cultural historian with research interests in domestic arts and foodways, and the African American experience.