Research & Collections News
September 10, 2014
Museum Collections: Trials and Tribulations of a Yellow Boxcar
Sitting in front of a Roll Mill in the Hagley Museum Powder Yard is the yellow boxcar. Images of this car—photographs or paintings—adorn the walls of local doctor’s offices and the hallways of law firms in Wilmington and beyond.
June 25, 2014
Video: Black Powder, White Lace - The du Pont Irish and Cultural Identity in Nineteenth Century America
When Dr. Margaret Mulrooney visited Hagley on March 27 to present her lecture, “Black Powder, White Lace –the Irish Community at Hagley” the Soda House was packed. More than three hundred and eighty guests came to welcome Dr.
June 20, 2014
Manuscripts & Archives: Tales from Merino Hill - Wright Family Papers and Their Associations
Last year, members of the Wright family sold their “Merino Hill” Farm in the southwestern corner of Monmouth County, N.J., after six generations of occupancy. The Wrights were one branch of a family of early Quaker settlers in what was then called West Jersey.