Hagley Museum and Library has created a series of events to get up close and personal with the specific parts of the estate you may not have thought about before! If you follow Hagley on social media then you’ve seen Hagley's Historian, Lucas Clawson, with his trademark bowtie in their social video series, Hagley Up Close. If you haven’t, you’re missing out! The series provides insider details about some of the objects, large and small, you might find at Hagley.  

Well now, the series is available for the first time, with an exclusive, in-person format all while learning some Hagley history.  

The first Hagley Up Close LIVE! will take place Tuesday, March 15th, at 6:30 p.m., with the Hagley Historian himself leading a discussion about how staff members interpret Hagley's past to inform the narratives that help visitors learn about Hagley and the people who lived and worked there. You might be inspired to become your own historian with Hagley's collections following the event. 

The next event in the series will take place Tuesday, July 19th, at 10:00 a.m., with Paul Orpello, director of Gardens and Horticulture for the estate. He will take you on an exploration through Hagley’s new pollinator garden, sharing how it enhances and builds upon Hagley’s natural collections. We hear the garden will even be at peak bloom!  

The last event in the series will take place Tuesday, August 16th, at 6:30 p.m. Max Moeller, curator of Published Collections, will speak on the importance of the library holdings related to the history of automobiles in the United States.  This event will take place at the Hagley Barn & Du Pont Car Exhibit to give a unique backdrop to the final event. 

Tickets for these behind-the-scenes experiences are $5 for Hagley Members and $10 for non-members. Don't miss your chance to go LIVE with Hagley here!