Child labor reform
A picture is worth a thousand words, so learn a little bit of history through the photographs at the Hagley Museum's exhibition titled "Let Children Be Children: Lewis Wickes Hine's Crusade Against Child Labor." The exhibit will run from Saturday through Aug. 23 in the museum's Henry Clay Mill Gallery. The photographs were part of a project sponsored by the National Child Labor Committee in 1906 to document the harsh working conditions of children in this country.
The Hagley Museum is on Route 141 in Wilmington, Del. The exhibit is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission for the exhibit is $4 for adults; $2 for children ages 6-14 and free for children under 6. Admission to the 235-acre museum is $9.75 for adults; $7.50 for students and seniors; $3.50 children ages 6-14 and free for children under 6 years of age. For more information, call 302-658-2400 or visit Hagley's Web site at http:/www.hagley.lib.de.us. for a preview of the exhibit and discount admission coupons to the museum.
Celebrate "Founder's Day, Our Washington Heritage" with the city of Charles Town, W.Va., and the Jefferson County Historical Society tomorrow through Sunday as they honor the many Washington family members who influenced the development of the historical community. In 1786, Col. Charles Washington, brother to George Washington, was granted 80 acres of land by the Virginia General Assembly to develop the county seat of Jefferson County, W.Va., now known as Charles Town. Events include a Washington Family History Forum, a speech by William Sommerfield in the tradition of George Washington, a courthouse tour and a parade.
Charles Town is 60 miles from Washington. The free celebration begins tomorrow at 7 p.m. and continues on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and concludes on Sunday with activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For directions and a schedule of events, call 304-725-2055 or 800-624-0577.