David A. Cole, executive director of Wilmington’s Hagley Museum and Library, addressed Dover Capital City Rotary Club on July 13.

Located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine in Wilmington, 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. The collections include individuals' papers and companies' records ranging from 18th-century merchants to modern telecommunications and illustrate the impact of the business system on society. Hagley Library is a member of the Independent Research Libraries Association.

The library’s Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society organizes and administers the Hagley Museum and Library's interaction with the world of scholarship.

For information, visit hagley.org.

Dover Capital City Rotary meets each Thursday for lunch at Maple Dale Country Club, 180 Mapledale Road, Dover. For information, visit dccrotary.org or call 674-4138.