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Invention Convention

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Hagley Museum and Library

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Invention Convention

Be part of the Invention Convention on January 15th and 16th, 2022 by assisting children and their families as they utilize common, everyday items like cereal boxes, paper towel holders, plastic plates and more to create original inventions. After creating, children then receive a patent! In addition, participants are able to "tinker" on donated machinery such as vacuum cleaners and computers. The entire experience of encouraging children to use their hands and their minds to learn the principles of science is a fun and rewarding experience.

Volunteers are needed in the following positions:

  • Admissions Greeter

  • Create an Invention

  • Patent Officer

  • Science Show Support

  • Tinkering Room

  • Volunteer Check In

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About Hagley Museum and Library

Location:

PO Box 3630, Wilmington, DE 19807, US

Mission Statement

Hagley Museum and Library collects, preserves, and interprets the unfolding history of American enterprise. Hagley is located on 235 acres by the Brandywine River in Wilmington, Delaware.

Description

Located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine River in Wilmington, Delaware, 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.

Hagley's library furthers the study of business and technology in America, especially the Middle Atlantic region. The collections include individuals' papers and companies' records ranging from eighteenth-century merchants to modern telecommunications and illustrate the impact of the business system on society.

The Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society organizes and administers the Hagley Museum and Library's interaction with the world of scholarship. It brings attention to Hagley's research collections and generates intellectual dialogue at Hagley.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Computers & Technology

WHEN

Sat Jan 15, 2022 - Sun Jan 16, 2022
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

WHERE

298 Buck RoadWilmington, DE 19807

(39.78806,-75.58112)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Morning and afternoon shifts available
  • Interested volunteers need to complete a volunteer interview with Hagley's Volunteer Coordinator.

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