Delaware Agriculture and the Railroad – Feeding The Country by Rail
Come to the DAMV to see our Agricultural Model Railroad Exhibit which features farms and train stations from all 3 of Delaware's counties. In all, there are 12 farms (4 in each county) and 9 train stations (3 in each county) from 1827 to 1996 included in this amazing display. To see which ones were selected and what they produced, stop by the Museum and take a look.
OUR BARNYARD PETS
Gather the kids, the grandparents, friends and neighbors and come out to the DAMV and visit our barnyard pets, Lulu, the pot belly pig; and Lizzy, the fancy chicken. Lulu loves visitors. Especially visitors with food! Her favorite foods include cooked broccoli, pitted apricots, cucumbers, dark green lettuce, cooked potatoes, beets, grapes, pumpkins, all squashes, zucchini, unsalted peanuts, snow peas, spinach, yams, kale, TOMATOES (she LOVES tomatoes), pears, apples, berries, oranges, melons, pitted cherries and pitted peaches. HOWEVER, as with all mini pot belly pigs, Lulu must watch her weight because her leg joints can fail if she gets too heavy. So, please only feed her a few pieces during your visit. While you’re here, be sure to also visit Lizzy, our furry feathered friend. Lizzy is a Silkie. She has fluffy plumage, which feels like silk and she has a calm and friendly temperament. Lizzy also likes to have visitors bring her food. She loves birdseed, as well as fruits like peaches, watermelon and cooked pasta (which btw, is super funny to watch her eat). Visitors are welcome to go into the pens and pet and feed Lulu and Lizzy (just close the doors behind you).
Surf Through Time!
Welcome to the on-line tour of the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village. As you wander through the exhibit building and Loockerman Landing Village, you will find that Delaware's farmers and their communities forged technological advances with ingenuity and a sense of community out of necessity. Here is the evidence of the so-called simple life... a life of sharing, invention, back breaking work, and compassion for the land and the people around them.
Explore the Main Exhibit Hall and the technological advances made by Delawareans and the industries they founded, made flourish, and in some cases, lost. Use the navigation to the left to focus on the different aspects of life represented in the Museum.
Move outside to Loockerman Landing Village. This representation of a rural village in 1890s allows the visitor to wander through a community frozen in time. Visit the 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? Walk through the life of a Delaware farmer on the cusp of a new century...
Now, surf through the exhibit, Your Food, Our Farms, a special online exhibit funded by the Delaware Industrial History Initiative of the Delaware Humanities Forum. Your Food, Our Farms seeks to connect us all—as food consumers—with the industry that supplies this, our most basic need.
Agricultural Museum and Village
866 North DuPont Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
302-734-1618 / fax 302-734-0457
Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village
866 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901
Tues. to Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday & Monday
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