Beginners Blacksmithing Workshop at the Delaware Agricultural Museum
To help preserve and promote the art and craft of hand forging iron, the Delaware Agricultural Museum is offering a Beginner Blacksmithing workshop. Students will be introduced to blacksmithing history, safety, terminology, tools of the trade, procedures for building and maintaining a proper forge fire, and basic skills to create a take home project. This 10-hour course will be offered over two Saturdays, October 22 and October 29, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Training will be held in the Village Blacksmith Shop on the grounds of the Delaware Agricultural Museum 866 N. DuPont Highway in Dover. The course will be taught by our trained blacksmith, Richard Shehorn. The cost for the two-day course is $150, which must be paid in full by October 7, 2016. Register early! Due to space limitations, only 3 applicants will be accepted for the workshop. Applicants will be accepted on a first come basis. (Additional applicants will be placed on a cancelation wait list.) All applicants MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD OR OLDER ! To register, complete application below and send form electronically. Accepted applicants will be notified by return email.
SAVE THE DATE – FEBRUARY 25, 2017!!!
2nd Annual Dinner Banquet/Auction
The Delaware Agricultural Museum will hold its Second Annual Dinner Banquet/Auction fundraiser on February 25, 2017 at the Agricultural Museum, 866 North DuPont Highway, Dover. Specific details are pending, but this year’s inaugural event was so well received and attended that we wanted to announce the date for next year’s banquet as soon as possible so everyone who attended the very first event or wished they had can be sure to save the date for the 2017 event, which is already shaping up to be bigger and better than the first!
TEACHERS – SCHEDULE A FALL FIELD TRIP NOW !
Make history come alive for your K-6 students at the Delaware Agricultural Museum !
With the help of our knowledgeable volunteer interpreters, your students can experience what life would have been like for their ancestors living in rural America in the mid-1800’s before the advent of today’s “modern conveniences”! The DAMV offers several hands-on educational programs geared for grades K to 6 and tied to the Delaware State Standards, strands and grade level expectations. Click on the “Educational Programs & Group Tours” bar above and learn about all we have to offer your students for a fun-filled, educational day at the museum.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Saturday
10am to 3pm
Seniors (65+): $4.00
Youth: (4-17) $3.00
Children under 3: Free
Groups of 10+: $5.00 or less
*With Valid ID