Delaware Agricultural Museum
Delaware Agricultural Museum

There are several ways to support and donate to the Museum: 

 

  1. GO FUND ME:  https://www.gofundme.com/delaware-agricultural-museum-fund

    On July 1st, 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 those non-profit organizations that will lose funding.  As a result of this Legislative action, the Agricultural Museum will lose an estimated $10,000 this fiscal year.  The Museum Trustees, staff, and volunteers work very hard to keep Museum expenses minimal.  The majority of employees at the Museum are volunteers, some of whom work every day of the week to support the Museum so that children and families can experience farm life as it was in bygone years.  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. 

    The 20% loss of Grant-in-Aid funding will put an additional strain on an already tight budget.  Please help us fill the void created by the 2017 State funding cuts by making a donation to the Delaware Ag Museum through our “Go Fund Me” page at https://www.gofundme.com/delaware-agricultural-museum-fund

     
  2. Monetary Donations - (Cash, Checks or Credit Cards) are accepted by hand delivery or US mail (at Delaware Agricultural Museum, 866 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE  19901), telephone (302-734-1618), or email (damv@verizon.net).You may also make donations through PayPal  (see DONATE bar below).
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  •  Donation of Items for the Museum Collection – Must be related to Agriculture, Farming, Food or Delaware to be considered. The process for consideration is as follows:

    Send pictures and a description of the item(s) to the Museum through email damv@verizon.net (preferred method), bring the item(s) to the Museum for observation or call the Museum and see if someone is available to stop by & take a look at the item(s).
     
  • The Director or Curator will look through the Museum collection 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 have you bring it in and a temporary receipt will be issued. If we do own an example, and yours is not in better condition, we are happy to take the item as a donation to our Annual Auction. 100% of the auction proceeds go to keeping the Museum open to the community.
     
  • If Collection Committee accepts your item(s) into the Museum collection, you will be sent a Deed of Gift to sign. This Deed of Gift permanently gives the Museum ownership of the item(s). Once you return a copy to the Museum, the item(s) will become a part of the Museum’s permanent collection. If the Collection Committee declines your item(s), we will call and ask if you would like to pick them back up or donate them to our Annual Auction. Either way, you will get a receipt that can be used for claiming purposes on your taxes.

Please Note: We do not take items on loan or items in disrepair or in need of a costly restoration.

3) 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.

4) 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 or email to damv@verizon.net , and we will gladly add you to our mailing list!

5) 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 can help with necessary repairs or donate these or similar items, please call the Musuem at 302-734-1618 .or email to damv@verizon.net

6) 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 items would make volunteer and staff jobs much easier.  Things such as storage and grounds keeping equipment are always welcome!  Please call the Museum at 302-734-1618 or email to damv@verizon.net .   

7) Volunteer Your Time – The donation of your time is priceless. You can volunteer as little or as much as you want. We don’t have any minimum requirements. For Volunteer opportunities and information, please see our Get Involved section!

Where to Find Us:

Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village
866 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901
 

Daily Hours: 

Tues. to Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sunday & Monday

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