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

Upcoming Events


14th Annual Family Emergency Preparedness Day

Saturday, September 22nd


The 14th Annual Family Emergency Preparedness Day will be held at the Ag Museum on September 22nd from 10am-2pm.  There will be numerous exhibits, interactive demonstrations and giveaways.  Get help creating an emergency preparedness plan to protect your family.  Admission is FREE. Hosted by DE Citizen Corps and Kent County Emergency Management.


Delaware Beer & Wine Festival

Saturday, October 13th


The First State's "official" beer and wine festival will take place at the Ag Museum on Saturday, October 13th (12:00pm-4:00pm) 


The festival will feature a variety of wines, craft beer, food, music and more! 


                                   Paint Nite at the Museum

                                           Tuesday, October 16th


The Delaware Agricultural Museum is excited to have the crew from Paint Nite ( at the museum on Tuesday, October 16th (7pm-9pm) for an evening of painting, sipping and fun in the Great Hall.

The image shown here will be the focus for the evening of painting.  Paint Nite provides tablecloths, aprons, canvases, paint, brushes and easels as well as two hours of instruction.  


Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be served as well as light snacks.


The cost for this event is $45.00 per person.  The Ag Museum will receive $15.00 from each ticket sold.  Proceeds will go toward preservation of the historic structures in our 1890's village.


To purchase tickets to this event, go to:



                                GOODIES and GOBLINS

                            Saturday, October 27th


The Delaware Agricultural Museum and the Kiwanis Club of Dover will hold our annual “Goodies & Goblins” event in our 1890's Village on Saturday, October 27th (5pm - 6pm).  Children in costumes will enjoy trick or treating and competing in a costume contest.  Costume contest judging is from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. with winners being announced and prizes awarded at 6:15. Admission is $1 per person.

“Our Presidents, Our Veterans

      Thursday, November 8th


In observance of Veteran’s Day, Richard Claypoole, Vietnam veteran and former Director of the U.S. Presidential Library System, will discuss the military careers of our American presidents and how their service shaped their lives and their presidencies. 


Time:  1:00pm-2:00pm  Location:  Ag Museum South Gallery



             Saturday, December 1st

Enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of the holidays at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village on December 1st (1pm-5pm).


The museum and village grounds are transformed through the hard work of our volunteers into a Christmas wonderland.  Young and old alike will enjoy sipping hot mulled cider while listening to a variety of holiday musical performances and observing the many artisans demonstrating their crafts. Young visitors can try their hand at beading wreaths and making yarn dolls among other crafts.  And, afterward, how about a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus!



After enjoying the activities inside the museum, visitors stroll down the “Avenue of Trees” (consisting of over 40 decorated trees) and step back in time with a visit to our authentic 1890’s village.  The village will feature carolers singing traditional Christmas music; a live nativity scene and the wonderful aroma of homemade cookies baking in the farmhouse wood-stove.  Visitors will also enjoy watching a blacksmith hard at work in the blacksmith shop and be captivated by ghost stories told in the Loockerman Landing Train Station. 


Museum members admitted free; non-members pay regular museum admission ($3 to $7).

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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