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Museums standing strong

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postedAugust 26, 2020
Many museums are getting their bearings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and they’re breathing new life into their offerings. As they evolve and push forward during these ever-changing times, a few things haven’t changed—including their abilities to curate one-of-a-kind exhibits and share them with the world.

Hagley Museum and Library

Hagley Museum and Library
Photo by Hagley Museum and Library

Take a journey through the DuPont Company’s historic black powder yards and the first home and garden of the du Pont family in America. Experience what makes Hagley unique with demonstrations of 19th-century water-powered machinery and a black powder explosion. Explore the family home, stroll through the French garden, discover archival treasures with a Hagley historian, and enjoy lunch in a private room. Located minutes from Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, and I-95 in Wilmington, Delaware.

Bonnie Wirth  |  Wilmington, Delaware  |

Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum

Smithsonian’s National Air and Space
Photo by Smithsonian’s National Air and Space

“Wow!” That’s what many visitors say when they enter the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, one of northern Virginia’s favorite museums. The Center’s more than 346,000-square-foot exhibit space features thousands of iconic spacecraft and aircraft outlining the history of aviation. Artifacts include Space Shuttle Discovery, an Air France Concorde, the B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, and the last remaining World War I-era Sopwith Camel. Please visit the museum’s website for information, including its public health and safety measures.

Holly Williamson  |  Washington, DC  |

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