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

Special Events

A Farmer's Christmas 

Saturday, December 7th 

12:00pm - 5:00pm

The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village is transformed into a vintage holiday wonderland as we proudly present:   'A Farmer's Christmas'.  


Visitors of all ages  will enjoy the all sights, sounds and scents of the holiday season.  New to the event this year are fresh wreaths for sale and fire drums for roasting marshmallows!!


In our main museum, young visitors can try their hand at a variety of holiday crafts such as paper quilling, bead wreaths and yarn dolls.  Everyone will enjoy sipping hot mulled cider while listening to a variety of holiday musical performances and observing artisans demonstrating their crafts.   Take a stroll down the “Avenue of Trees” and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. 


Step back in time as you enter our 1890’s village and experience the holidays in a Victorian era rural setting where carolers sing traditional Christmas music and the aroma of fresh baked cookies streams from the farmhouse kitchen.  Watch a blacksmith making tools in the blacksmith shop.  And, last but not least!  Send a letter to Santa via telegraph in the train station!     


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


A Stitch-in-Time Quilt Guild Presents:


"A Stitch In Time: 

Then and Now"

  Saturday, February 1, 2020



Visit the Ag Museum on Saturday, February 1st for the annual A Stitch-In-Time Quilt Guild, Quilt show!!   The event will feature dozens of beautiful quilts sewn with loving care a silent auction and raffle prizes. 


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. 

Annual Benefit Banquet and Auction

Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Museum’s 2020 Benefit Banquet and Auction will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Doors open for social hour at 5:30pm; during this time, guests at the event will enjoy an open bar and delicious hors d'oeuvres while visiting and viewing the live and silent auction items on display.


Dinner will be served at 6:30pm and will feature a sumptuous feast catered by Food by Design, Rehoboth, DE.  


To make reservations please complete the banquet registration form (below) and return it to the museum on or before Friday, January 24, 2020.   


2020 Banquet Registration Form.docx
Microsoft Word document [16.9 KB]

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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