Hagley Library Open House & Behind the Scenes Tour – October 11, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 9:00 a.m. to noonhagley-open-house-conservators-web

Hagley Library, Copeland Room
298 Buck Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
Reservations are required for the tour but not necessary for the open house. RSVP to Cheryl Jackson, cjackson@hagley.org or 302-658-2400.

Staff will be on hand with carefully selected materials from Hagley’s vast historical research collections related to the history of enterprise and technology. The event will include an introductory presentation from Director of Library Services Erik Rau followed by behind-the-scenes tours.

Behind-the-scenes tours will give visitors a rare look at storage areas, where we keep millions of photographs as well as thousands of books and other historical publications. In addition, participants can see our conservation area, where library conservators will demonstrate some of their current work in protecting Hagley’s historical documents.

The open house does not require a reservation, but visitors interested in the behind-the-scenes tours are asked to reserve their spot by contacting Cheryl Jackson at cjackson@hagley.org or (302) 658-2400, ext. 239. Tours will be begin at 10 and 11 a.m., and additional tours will be scheduled if necessary.

About Hagley Museum and Library

Hagley’s Library is the nation’s leading business history library, archives, and research center. Current holdings comprise 37,000 linear feet in the Manuscripts and Archives Department, 290,000 printed volumes in the Published Collections Department, and 2 million visual items and 330,000 digital images and pages in the Audiovisual and Digital Initiatives Department

At Hagley, we invite people of all ages to investigate and experience the unfolding history of American business, technology, and innovation, and its impact on the world, from our home at the historic DuPont powder yards on the banks of the Brandywine.

For more information, call (302) 658-2400 weekdays or visit www.hagley.org.



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