This year, big changes are on the way for Greater Wilmington. From an iconic attraction finalizing a complete transformation, to new permanent and temporary exhibitions at famed du Pont estates...check out what’s coming to Greater Wilmington, Delaware in 2022.
Jacqueline Kennedy and Henry Francis du Pont: From Winterthur to the White House Exhibition
This May brings an exhibition decorated with Presidential pride to Winterthur Museum. (And we’re not talking about the current Delaware native occupying the White House) In 1961 an unusual partnership formed between First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and Henry Francis du Pont. This duo took on the project of restoring the White House interiors from a public residence to a museum. For the first time, their story will be told. Through artifacts and archives the exhibition, beginning May 7, comes to life in the halls of Winterthur sharing with visitors the behind-the-scenes collaboration between the two during this captivating period in American history. Learn more about this exhibition here.
The Delaware Museum of Natural History becomes the Delaware Museum of Nature & Science
Over the past year and a half, Wilmington’s Delaware Museum of Natural History has taken on a huge metamorphosis. So much so they got a new name... Delaware Museum of Nature and Science. This new configuration of the well-known and treasured museum will bring new significance to the wonders of science in the natural world. With a new café, Paleozone, Evolution Trail and more, the Nature and Science Museum will spark creativity and curiosity for the littlest adventurers. Learn more about the evolution here.
The Nation of Inventors Exhibition at Hagley Museum and Library
Hagley Museum and Library is known for being the start of the du Pont family story here in Delaware. But did you know the museum is also known for housing the world’s second-largest collection of Patent Models? Patent models are representations of inventions that were part of the patent submission process for nearly 100 years. This spring is your chance to see them up close and personal in Hagley’s reimagined Visitor Center. Pieces from the collection will be displayed on two floors, one of which features an area specifically for Women Inventors! Learn more about this new exhibition here.
2022 is a big year for the Greater Wilmington area. Be sure to plan now for your upcoming getaway! If you need assistance is preparing for your trip, don’t hesitate to reach out via our Live Chat - The team is happy to assist anyway they can.