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 different buildings in the museums 1890's village as they learn the system of barter and trade, once a very important economic facet of rural life. Students will learn how to design a quilt at the farmhouse, purchase items using the Sears and Roebuck catalog, buy or trade for goods at the general store, get a haircut or tooth pulled at the barber shop and purchase a train ticket at 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 

 

Students learn the many ways in which life was different for farmers and their families over 100 years ago as they explore the exhibits in the main museum and engage in activities under the instruction of our skilled nterpretive guides.  Activities focus around the oldest log cabin in Delaware (ca 1750) woodworking, weaving and other artisan crafts from days gone by.  Also included is: "down on the farm" where students learn about the history of the dairy industry in Delaware and learn how to milk a cow.  



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?  Students 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 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 Quilt Presentation teaches (through demonstration) how to analyze and differentiate the signs and symbols of the Underground Railroad 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

Email:  info.damv@verizon.net

Days and Hours of Operation:

Tuesday through Saturday

10am to 3pm

 

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