The Delaware Agricultural Museum Association was formed by a group of people dedicated to preserving the agricultural heritage of Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula. The Museum opened its doors to the public in August 1980. A main exhibit building and fifteen historic structures associated with a nineteenth century farming community bring the fascinating story of agriculture to life. More than 4,000 artifacts are displayed in the main exhibit building - from butter churns to threshers, from an eighteenth century log house to the first broiler chicken house.
The artifacts convey the story of technological growth and change in Delaware and Delmarva's agricultural industries and farm home life through permanent and temporary exhibitions.
The historic buildings:
Johnson Blacksmith & Wheelwright Shop
Mill Lane School House
Reed's General Store
St. Thomas Church
Loockerman Landing Train Station
Temporary exhibits offer insights into other facets of rural life. In addition, the Museum hosts a number of annual special events which highlight the activities of nineteenth century farmers.
The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, a private, non-profit educational organization, is supported by:
Annual Membership Dues
Annual Contributions (Both Private & Corporate)
Local, State, and Federal Government Grants