COMMUNITY DAY AT THE DELAWARE AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM

By Staff
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The Delaware Agricultural Museum will hold its sixth annual
Community Day on August 15,1987. The event, which commemorates the
opening of the museum to the public in August, 1980, brings farm
life past to life with a variety of demonstrations and activities.
Featured at Community Day will be wheat threshing and shingle
making using steam power, woodstove cooking, butter making,
blacksmithing, milling, spinning and weaving. Old time music will
fill the air and a delicious barbecue chicken dinner, prepared by
the Delaware Poultry Improvement Association, will be available to
visitors.

Chicks, horse drawn wagon rides, a display of antique cars from
the Historical Vintage Car Club of Delaware, and the museum’s
exhibitions of farm implements and machinery traditionally help to
make Community Day a truly special day for young and old alike.

The Delaware Agricultural Museum is a private, non-profit
organization located on Route 13 in Dover, Delaware. The museum is
dedicated to preserving the agricultural heritage of Delaware. Its
collections of more than 2,500 objects date from early settlement
to 1945. Nine historic buildings, including a blacksmith shop, a
mill, and a school house, which are situated behind the main
exhibit building, depict a 19th century rural farm community.

Other activities for this year scheduled at the museum include a
benefit auction (April 4), a quilting bee (May 30), gas engine show
and antique fair (June 20), a Fall Harvest Festival (October
23-25), and a farmer’s Christmas (December 12 and 13).

DELAWARE AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM

This picture taken at The Delaware Agricultural Museum’s
Community Day shows wheat threshing using steam power. See page 30
for more information.

Photos on this page and on the back cover show wheat threshing
using steam power at the Delaware Agricultural Museum.

For further information about the museum, write to 866 N. DuPont
Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901, or call (302) 734-1618.

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