Hagley Museum, like many other attractions, has taken to its social media channels so visitors can explore, learn, and create right from home! Enjoy the chance to virtually tour the du Pont mansion and its 235-acre property along the beautiful Brandywine River with weekly videos, photos, and behind the scenes secrets.
The new #HagleyFromHome initiative began on March 24th with the museum’s “Virtual Tour Tuesday,” a weekly 360-degree image of an iconic location on the property. If you missed the first one, it was Eleutherian Mills, the original du Pont home in America. These Tuesday tours will be shared on Hagley’s Facebook page through April 21.
March 25th was the first “What’s Blooming Wednesday,” a chance to check out colorful photos of currently blooming flowers and trees around the grounds of Hagley. The first “What’s Blooming” post shared on Hagley’s Instagram page was of a beautiful pink bundle of Tulipia humilis var found in the E.I. du Pont Garden. Be on the lookout for more gorgeous blooms being virtually delivered right to you!
You can also go behind the scenes with Hagley historian Lucas Clawson. His “Hagley From Home” video series began Thursday, March 26th where Lucas shared inside secrets from the Hagley archives. Each Thursday, Lucas will bring you inside information on the historic property’s collections, manuscripts, and more! Be sure to tune in.
A weekly post that began bouncing into Hagley’s Facebook timeline on March 27th is “Froggy Fridays.” Franklin the Frog (recently named by Hagley Facebook followers) is your virtual tour guide around the property. Franklin will brighten your day by taking you through various locations on the Hagley grounds. The first post was of Franklin hanging around the du Pont powder mill remnants along the Brandywine River. We can’t get over Franklin’s awesome t-shirt! Real question is, where can we get one?
Along with these daily posts, the museum will also feature coloring pages and two more virtual series, “Field Trip from Home” and “Science Saturdays.” The museum’s field trip series will include videos recorded from the Brandywine Manufacturers’ Sunday School and Gibbons House. Guides will share information normally included in the field trip program. The videos will be provided to teachers whose field trips were impacted by the museum’s temporary closure. Hagley’s “Science Saturdays,” will provide lessons as well as demonstrate activities that were originally scheduled as live weekend events. Leigh Ann Scholtz, Hagley’s S.T.E.A.M. Educator, encourages young scientists to create along with the series and share their results on social media with the tag #HagleyFromHome.
For more information on #HagleyFromHome's virtual experience visit www.hagley.org/fromhome.
Although we would much rather have you #VisitWilm in person, we love how inventive and creative our Greater Wilmington attractions have become during this time. Check out even more virtual museum experiences with the Bring Greater Wilmington into Your Home with Virtual Learning, Visiting and Exploring blog.