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

Exhibits and Historic Buildings

Main Exhibit Hall:   witness technological advances made by possible by Delawareans;  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.  Click here for a preview: Great Hall Exhibits

 

Loockerman Landing:  the illustrates life in a rural Delaware village in the 1890s. Visit the General Store, whose proprietor has just stepped out; the Farmhouse where the midday meal is being prepared; the School House where lessons have been interrupted for the day; the train station Train Station where the mail has just arrived on the afternoon train and the Church where preparations are already underway for Sunday services. Afterwards, visit the Blacksmith and Wheel-Wright Shops for horse shoes and wagon wheels; the Mill to pick up flour for bread, and last but not least, the Barbershop for a quick trim and a bit of local gossip!

 

 

 

Temporary Exhibits

 

THE DELAWARE AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM PRESENTS:

 

 A STITCH IN TIME QUILTER’S

ANNUAL 

QUILT SHOW

 

 

“A---Stitch in Time”

 

 

The beautiful array of quilts are on display in the Museum's South Gallery through April 12, 2020.  Several of the quilts are available for purchase!!

 

Museum members admitted free; nonmembers pay regular museum admission ($3 to $7)

 

 

 

About the "Stitch In Time" quilters guild:  The  guild was started by two African American grandmothers, Dorothy Dixon and Ann Martin, who shared among many things, a love of quilting.  Guild members share the desire to craft beautiful and unique quilted items that tell a story; these wonderful works of art are donated to senior citizen homes, veterans homes and state and local charities.  The Delaware Agricultural Museum is among the very fortunate recipients of the guild's endeavors and many of their beautiful creations are sold in our museum giftshop. 

                         “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 museum volunteers who curated the exhibit:  Maegan Peterman (research and design), Don Boon (machine restoration) and Richie Shehorn (machine restoration).  Special thanks to Dennis Kund for creating the beautiful exhibit panels!

 

Museum Days / Hours of Operation:

        Tuesday through Saturday

        10am to 3pm

 

Address:  

866 North DuPont Highway 

Dover, DE 19901  

 

Admission Fees:

        Adults: $7.00

        Seniors (65+): $5.00

        Students: $5.00

        Military: $6.00

        Youth: (4-17) $3.00

        Children under 3: Free    

 

Phone:  (302) 734-1618

 

Email:  info.damv@verizon.net

 

 

Pet Policy: 

We are sorry, the Ag Museum is not able to allow pets (other than service animals) on our premises.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

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