The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village opened in 1980 with a main building and fifteen historic structures to bring nineteenth century farming back to life. The museum features more than 10,000 artifacts and features both permanent and temporary exhibits that highlight the importance and modernization of agriculture and farming in Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula. More than a half million visitors have experienced the museum since its opening.
The museum also has an ongoing
research program. It focuses on its collections, preservation, exhibits as well
as educational programming and initiatives to showcase the impact of
agriculture on shaping our country and daily lives. Visitors can walk through
the history of agriculture and see the technological and educational advances.
Some of the buildings include a
farmhouse, blacksmith and wheelwright shop, school house, general store,
barbershop, church and train station. The museum’s long-term exhibits spotlight
grain harvesting, evolution of the tractor and the poultry, produce and dairy
industries. The museum also features several special events throughout the
Regional artists and artisans also regularly
display their work at the museum. The Touch of History room allows kids to learn
through hands-on experience. There is also an on-site gift shop.