Eleutherian Mills kitchen opensStarting today, the kitchen...

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April 01, 1999|By Karin Remesch

Eleutherian Mills kitchen opens

Starting today, the kitchen of Hagley Museum's du Pont family ancestral home in Wilmington, Del., will be open to the public. The kitchen and lower pantry reflect the period between 1925 and 1930 when Louise Crowninshield, the great-granddaughter of DuPont company founder E.I. du Pont, first occupied the residence. Both of the rooms have many of their original 1920s features, including built-in cabinets used to store pots and pans, two porcelain sinks which stand on slender cabriole legs, a large built-in ice box, and a 1920s Glenwood four-burner stove.

Hagley is where the du Pont story begins in the Brandywine Valley and features the original du Pont mills, estate and gardens. Use the museum's main entrance off Route 141. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Admission is $9.75, $7.50 seniors and students, $3.50 ages 6-14, and under 6 free; family rate is $26.50. Call 302-658-2400.

Kite and yo-yo festival

Colorful kites soar and yo-yo competitors display their skills on the ground tomorrow during the 31st Annual Great Delaware Kite Festival at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Del. Also featured are demonstrations by yo-yo professional Ramsey Schraeder and stunt kite flying shows. And there's plenty of food to sustain the spectators and competitors.

The state park is on Cape Henlopen Drive off Route 9 East. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the park is $2. Each competition entry is $2 adults and $1 children. For information on various competitions and registration, call 302-645-8073.

Pub Date: 04/01/99

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