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

Educational Programs for Grades 4 to 6


Simple Machines That Work - Indoors & Outdoors in our 1890's Village

(available March thru December)


4th thru 6th Grade - 2 hours / $4 per student


Simple machines and how they work is the focus of this program. Students try out simple machines as they move through the museum and village. How did farmers use simple machines to make their work easier and more productive? Do we use simple machines in everyday life?  From tractors to trains, interpreters will help students understand how simple machines make the world work. This program is in the village and the main museum. The village has some unheated buildings so be prepared for the cold.


Correlates to Smithsonian kits – Motion and Design, Simple Machines.

Meets Delaware Standards Science 1, 2, 3, History 1, 2

Topical Pathways - Patterns, Relationships and Functions, Force and Motion, History         

Rural Economics - Indoors & Outdoors in our 1890's Village

(available March thru December)


4th thru 6th Grade - 2 hours / $4 per student


Students learn how barter and trade influenced life in rural communities in the past and is still used today including the differences between wants and needs. Activities include the:  1) school house where students use slates & slate pencils to complete math problems to calculate trade value and how to assign a fair price to goods based on a profit margin and 2) general store where students learn to barter for goods with the storekeeper based on goods and services they can offer in exhchange.


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

Topical Pathways- History, Economics.




Underground Railroad Quilt Presentation

                                                     (available February thru April)
                               4th thru 6th 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)


                               4th thru 6th 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 Availability

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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