The Delaware Agricultural Museum Association was founded in the mid-1970’s by Delaware farmers and area business people dedicated to preserving First State agricultural history and heritage.
Situated in a 38,000 square foot building, the Delaware Agricultural Museum houses a collection of over 4,000 artifacts featured in a variety of interesting exhibits. Included among the many highlights are:
• The Birth of the “Broiler” Industry - Cecile Steele's 16' x 16' chicken house (ca.1923).
The structure is on the National
Register of Historic Places.
• Swedish design log cabin (ca. 1750)fully restored
• Antique farm machinery, equipment
and tools without equal on the east coast
• 1941 Stearman bi-plane
• Nationally recognized Jehu Camper folk art collection
The museum's village - Loockerman Landing - illustrates daily life in rural Delaware in the late nineteenth century. All of the following historic structures are open to the public:
• Silver Lake Mill • Loockerman Landing Train Station • Mill Lane School • Reed General Store • Gourley Barbershop • St. Thomas Church •Carney Farmhouse
• Johnson & Son Blacksmith & Wheelwright Shop
The objects and artifacts on display in these beautifully preserved buildings tell the story of growth and change in Delaware's rural communities.