Delaware Agricultural Museum and 1890's Village
Delaware Agricultural Museum and 1890's Village

There are several ways our patrons can support the Ag Museum: 

The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village benefits, not just Delawareans, but also agricultural and historical enthusiasts from other states, as well as from foreign countries. On July 1, 2017, the Delaware General Assembly voted to cut all Grant-in-Aid to non-profit organizations by 20 percent. The Delaware Agricultural Museum is one of the non-profit organizations that lost funding.  The majority of people who work at the museum are volunteers, some of whom are here every day of the week.  Their presence ensures that children and families can experience farm life as it was in years gone by. 

  1. Go Fund Me - Patrons can make a donation to the Delaware Ag Museum through our “Go Fund Me” page at:
  2. Monetary Donations - (Cash, Checks or Credit Cards) are accepted by hand delivery or via mail at the following address: Delaware Agricultural Museum, 866 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE  19901. You can also make donations through PayPal  (see DONATE bar below).
  3. Annual Campaign Donations – Every October we conduct an Annual Campaign encouraging museum members, prior donors, volunteers and guests to support the museum through an annual monetary donation. If you do not receive an Annual Campaign Solicitation letter in October but wish to make a contribution to our Annual Campaign, please call the museum at 302-734-1618 and we will gladly add you to our mailing list!
  4. Annual Auction Donations – Our Annual Auction and Flea Market takes place every spring on the last Saturday of March or the first Saturday of April. We accept auction donations all year long. We accept everything EXCEPT the following; Encyclopedias, Mattresses, Paint, Batteries, Freon Appliances, Clothing or Oil. No electronics, Entertainment Stands, Computer Desks, Tires, Windows or Doors. Donations may be dropped off at the museum between 10 am and 3 pm Tuesday through Saturday.  You can also call the museum to discuss pick up options.  Note: 100% of the auction proceeds go to keeping the museum open.
  5. Donations to the Museum Collections – All donations must be related to agriculture or some aspect of rural life. The process for donations is as follows:   Send pictures and a description of item(s) you wish to donate to the museum via email at:  ( You may bring the item(s) to the museum for consideration -- please call ahead to ensure staff availability.  The Director will review our collection inventory to see if the museum is already in possession of the items you wish donate. If we do not already have an example of your item, or if your item is in better condition than one we already possess, we will ask you to bring it in and a temporary receipt will be issued.  If the museum decides to accept your item for donation, a Deed of Gift receipt will be provided to you for tax purposes.  [note:  we cannot accept items on loan or items in disrepair or in need of a costly restoration]
  6. Operation Items – Occasionally, things at the museum break down and need to be replaced. Some people enjoy helping us out by providing items such as; light bulbs, paint brushes, tarps, tools, cleaning supplies, gloves, snow shovels, knee pads, office supplies, etc… If you are interested in donating these or similar items, please call the museum at 302-734-1618.
  7. Wish List Donations – We have an ongoing, ever growing wish list for the museum. These are things we can’t afford and still meet the budget, however, many of these items would our work easier!!  Things such as grounds keeping equipment and power tools are always welcome!  Please call the museum at 302-734-1618 or email us at: (   
  8. Volunteer Your Time – The donation of your time is priceless. You can volunteer as little or as much time as you want. We don’t have any minimum requirements. For volunteer opportunities and information, please see our Get Involved section.

Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village

866 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901


Phone:  (302) 734-1618


Days and Hours of Operation:

Tuesday through Saturday

10am to 3pm


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