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

               Educational Programs for Grades 1 to 3



Barter & Trade - Outdoors in our 1890's Village

(available March thru December)


1st thru 3rd Grade - 2 hours / $4 per student 


Students will travel to specific places within the village and trade their goods and services with the interpreters as they learn about the system of barter and trade, once a very important economic method of rural life. They will design a quilt at the Farmhouse, learn about the Sears & Roebuck catalog and make a purchase in the Schoolhouse, buy or trade for goods at the General Store, get a haircut or tooth pulled at the Barber Shop & purchase a train ticket in the Train Station.


Meets Delaware Standards History 4, Economics 1, 2, 3,

Math 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ;   Topical Pathways - History, Estimation Measurement and Computation, Mathematical Processes

Then & Now - Indoors

(available year round)


1st thru 3rd Grade - 2 hours / $4 per student 


Experience the main building of the museum and discover how life used to be in the early 1800’s. Explore the oldest log cabin in Delaware, learn about a craft (chair caning, basket weaving, and spinning wool) or old fashioned recess games, milking a mock cow, writing with quill pens and examining artifacts found by sifting through our excavation sand pit. Your students will experience how life was different for early farmers and their families.

Meets Delaware Standards History 1, 2, 3, 4;  

Topical Pathways - History, Geography

Village Life - Outdoors in our 1890's Village

(available March thru December)


1st thru 3rd Grade - 2 hours / $4 per student 


How does life in an 1890’s village compare with life today? Step back in time with your students and discover life as it used to be. Students will try their hand at washing clothes on a washboard & wringer at the farmhouse, learn the importance of the village blacksmith / wood worker, grind & sift grain in the grist mill, solve a simple math problem using slates & slate pencils in the schoolhouse and put on a skit with song in the church.


Meets Delaware Standards Economics, Geography 3, History 2, 3, 4

Topical Pathways - History, Economics




Underground Railroad Quilt Presentation

                                      (available February thru April)
                               1st thru 3rd Grade - 2 hours / $4 per student 


The Underground Railroad Code Trip Presentation will teach (through demonstration) how to analyze and differentiate the signs and symbols of the Code and the secret network of escape routes for slaves. The program includes black spiritual songs and quilt presentations designed to enhance students understanding and knowledge of the history of slavery in America, The 2 hour program includes 3 quilting activities and 1 group program. 


Social Studies - History: 2 Analysis & 3 Interpretation; Geography: 3 Places & 4 Regions; Science: 7 Diversity




Christmas in the Village

                                         (available only in December)


                               1st thru 3rd Grade - 2 hours / $4 per student 


Enjoy the sights and feeling of a Victorian Christmas in a rural village. Students travel through our 1890's village and learn about rural Christmas customs -- all activities have a seasonal flavor.


Delaware Standards- Economics, Geography 3, History 2,3,4

Topical Pathways - History, Geography

Delaware Standards -Social Studies, English, Science


Form For Tour Availabilitty

To schedule a school program, please click on the link above called "Form For Tour Availability".
Don't Forget! The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village has a gift shop with inexpensive educational souvenirs and toys for your students. Most items are are priced .50¢ - $2.00.

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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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