Friday, April 5, 2013 - 5:41am
'Fun with Nylon' this weekend at Hagley Museum
Updated Friday, April 5, 2013 - 5:54am
How would you like to make your own hovercraft? See a homemade one this weekend at Hagley Museum's 'Fashion, Sports and Fun with Nylon' exhibit.
|A two-ton model of actress Marie Wilsonâ€™s leg, produced to advertise a Los Angeles hosiery shop, 1945-1950|
It celebrates the 75th anniversary of nylonâ€™s introduction to market by DuPont. But Joan Hoge-North, director of museum services at Hagley, says they have made a 21st century item with nylon.
"A very, very special project - we've actually built a hovercraft using nylon, and people will be able to take a look and see that in action," she said.
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An exhibit showcases the world's first synthetic fiber, including stories about how nylon stockings created riots in 1945.
The 'Fun with Nylon' event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the museum in Wilmington. Get more information at hagley.org. See the hovercraft by clicking here.
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