The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village has welcomed over 500,000 visitors since its grand opening nearly 40 years ago. Many patrons return to the Museum year after year, bringing with them family and friends who, upon touring our exhibit halls and 1890's Village, gain a new found appreciation for First State agricultural history and rural heritage.
Inside the Museum
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) National Register of Historic Places
A collection of antique farm machinery, equipment
and tools without equal on the east coast
The 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 and 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.
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