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

The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village announces the opening of a new exhibit: 

                         “GRANDMA’s WASH DAY”   

The exhibit traces the evolution of devices and machines (dating from the mid-1800’s to 1933) that were used to launder clothes and various household items. Museum visitors are invited to travel back in time to the good old days when cutting edge inventions made doing the laundry a breeze.


Many thanks to the following DAMV volunteers who were our curators for the exhibit:  Maegan Peterman (research and design), Don Boon (machine restoration) and Richie Shehorn (machine restoration).  Special thanks to Dennis Kuhn for creating the beautiful exhibit panels! The exhibit is located in the museum Atrium and will be in place until Fall 2019.



Permanent Exhibits and Historic Buildings

Visitors - before planning your inperson visit to our fabulous museum and historic 1890's village, click on the highlighted text in the navigation bar (left side of this page) for a tour of the following: 


Main Exhibit Hall:   see the technological advances made by Delawareans and the industries they founded, made flourish, and in some cases, lost.  This is  the so-called simple life... a life of sharing, back breaking work and invention.


Loockerman Landing:  a rural Delaware village in the 1890s.  Walk in the shoes of a typical Delaware farm family on the cusp of a new century. Visit the general store, whose proprietor has just stepped out; the farmhouse with the table set for the evening meal; the schoolhouse, where lessons have been interrupted for the day...perhaps by a special meeting at the church?  


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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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