Published On: Tue, Oct 2nd, 2012

New Hope Historical Society ‘Back on the Road’ on Wednesday

The New Hope Historical Society will board the bus on Wednesday, October 3 for a delightful day in Wilmington, Delaware as they tour two du Pont properties.

The first is the Nemours Estate. The spectacular French Style mansion was built as a gift by Alfred I. du Pont for his second wife on 3,000 acres. It is complete with beautiful formal gardens. Although built in 1907, it was considered modern for the time by incorporating the latest technology and many of du Pont’s own inventions.
The second feature will be the Hagley Museum. Going back in time, Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a workers’ community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family.
Lunch will be served at Krazy Kats at Montchanin Village. Actually another historic location in the Brandywine valley, Krazy Kats is known as much for its creative cuisine as its whimsical décor.
Cost for the bus trip is $110 and space is limited. For Information or to make reservations contact Leslie Crilley at 215-862-5463 (lgcrilley@comcast.net) or Lynn Stoner 215- 862-5523 (lynn5523@verizon.net).

 

(compiled from press release)

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