CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The State listed before the event is the state where the event will be held. It does not necessarily mean that homeschoolers from other states cannot participate. Remember always call ahead to check on hours, prices, etc. as these can change!

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December 2021

Year-Round Events

(DE) March-October 2021 Program: BARTER & TRADE, Ages 6-9, Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, 866 North DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901. Held outdoors at the 1890’s Village. Students visit various buildings in the Museum’s 1890’s Village as they learn the system of barter and trade, once a very important facet of rural life. Students learn how barter and trade was used to obtain necessities and specialty items as they try their hand at quilt making, shop at the general store, get a haircut at the barbershop, get grain ground into flour at the mill and learn the difference between “wants and needs” using the Sears and Roebuck catalog. Fun Fact:  In the 1890’s Sears and Roebuck mail order business began with targeted mailings of their catalog to people living in rural areas in the US, particularly in the mid-west. Activities: (1) design a quilt; (2) barter for goods; (3) identify “wants vs. needs”. Call 302-734-1618 or contact:  Margie Collier at assist.damv@verizon.net for more information. agriculturalmuseum.org.

(DE) March-October 2021 Program, RURAL ECONOMICS! Ages: 10-12, Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, 866 North DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901, Held indoors in the Main Exhibit Hall and outdoors in the 1890’s Village. In “Rural Economics” students learn how the system of barter and trade influenced life in rural communities in the past and is still used today including the differences between wants and needs.  Stations include the: 1) train station where students complete math problems to calculate fares to various destinations and the cost of shipping goods to various locations; 2) general store where students learn to barter for goods with the storekeeper based on goods and services they can offer in exchange; and 3) the Museum’s poultry exhibit where students try their hand at buying and sell flocks of chickens at the Eastern Shore Poultry Growers Exchange. FUN FACT: In the 1950s and 60’s, many Delmarva poultry growers sold their flocks of chickens via the Eastern Shore Poultry Growers Exchange in Selbyville, DE. The daily sales were broadcast live over the radio.  Call 302-734-1618 or email Margie Collier at assist.damv@verizon.net for more information. agriculturalmuseum.org

(OH) May-September 2021, DOWNTOWN PUBLIC ART WALKING TOUR, Cleveland Public Square, Downtown Cleveland, OH 44113, (216) 318-3865, toursofcleveland@gmail.com. This tour will highlight public art in all its forms in and around the Civic Center of downtown. We will not only visit the art but we explore the artist, their ties to Cleveland, the history of the work as well as the people being depicted and their connections to Cleveland. We will see contemporary sculpture like the Free Stamp, Portal and Sky Blossoms, statues of many historical figures like Jesse Owens, Alexander Hamilton and Tom Johnson, as well as some stained glass by Tiffany and fantastic pieces that you may have never noticed before. Reservations are required. Check our website for current schedule or contact us to set up an alternative time. $22 for Adults; $15 for Children under 10; Group Rates available.  www.toursofcleveland.com

(OH) Year-round, DOWNTOWN HIGHLIGHTS WALKING TOUR, Cleveland Public Square, Downtown Cleveland, OH 44113, (216) 318-3865, toursofcleveland@gmail.com. Tours of Cleveland, LLC offers exciting and educational walking tours of beautiful and historic downtown Cleveland. This walking tour covers Public Square to Playhouse Square and everything in between including the Cleveland Public Library, the Cleveland Federal Reserve, as well visits inside the Arcade and the Cleveland Trust Company Building. $22 for Adults; $15 for Children under 10; Group Rates available, Reservations required. Check our website for current schedule or contact us to set up an alternative time. www.toursofcleveland.com

(DE) 2021 Year-Round:  CLUCK, MOO AND SCIENCE TOO! Age 6-9, Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, 866 North DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901. Held outdoors at the 1890’s Village. Fun Fact:  “Cluck, Moo and Science Too!” begins in the Museum’s new poultry exhibit where students learn the history of poultry farming in Delaware. Highlights include egg production, the “Birth of the Broiler Industry” the story of the Delaware farmwife who launched a multi-billion-dollar industry, egg incubation, “the Chicken of Tomorrow”, feed science, feed sack clothing and more. Next, students travel to the “Dairying in Delaware Exhibit” where they learn about dairy cows (animal science), dairy farming in Delaware (late 19th century to present day) and dairy processing.  Poultry is Delaware’s top agricultural product. Dairy is among the state’s top five agricultural products. Activities: (1) egg grading; (2) weighing chickens; (3) milk a mock cow; (4) “I Spy” dairy equipment and products. Available year-round. Call 302-734-1618 or contact:  Margie Collier at assist.damv@verizon.net for more information. agriculturalmuseum.org

(DE) 2021 Year-Round:  PRODUCE – DELAWARE DELICIOUS, Age 6-9, Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, 866 North DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901. Held Indoors in Main Exhibit Hall and 1890s Village. “Produce – Delaware Delicious” begins in the Museum’s main exhibit hall, where students learn about the different types of produce grown in Delaware (mid-19th century to present day) and how and why the focus changed from growing one type to another.  Students also learn about various “simple” machines in the Museum’s produce collection and how they were used to process produce.  Program focus: (1) Fruits – peaches, strawberries, tomatoes, apples, and watermelon; (2) Vegetables – sweet corn, snap beans, lima beans, and potatoes. Afterwards, students visit the Museum’s historic Reed General Store (ca 1873) to identify the different varieties of fresh, canned, and dried produce for sale. Fun Fact:  Sweet corn and watermelon are the two leading types of produce grown in Delaware today.  Combined annual revenue: $24 million. Activities: (1) match fresh fruits and vegetables with different processed varieties; (2) grow snap beans from seeds.  Available year-round. Call 302-734-1618 or contact:  Margie Collier at assist.damv@verizon.net for more information. agriculturalmuseum.org

(DE) 2021 Year-Round:  THEN & NOW, Age 6-9, Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, 866 North DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901. Held Indoors in Main Exhibit Hall. Students discover the many ways in which life was different for people living in rural Delaware 100+ years ago as they explore various exhibits in our main museum.  Program highlights include:  a walk through the oldest log cabin in Delaware (ca 1700), identification of various household items and farm implements from the 19th – 20th century, poultry, and dairy farming (then and now). Fun Fact:  In 1936, Congress passed the Rural Electrification Act. The Act would gradually leverage the introduction of electricity to people living in rural areas of the country. Activities: (1) What is it?  (2) egg candling (3) milking a mock cow (4) “I Spy”   Available year-round. Call 302-734-1618 or contact:  Margie Collier at assist.damv@verizon.net for more information. agriculturalmuseum.org

(DE) 2021 Year-Round, DELMARVELOUS POULTRY AND DAIRY, Ages: 10-12, Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, 866 North DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901, Held indoors in the Main Exhibit Hall. “Delmarvelous Poultry and Dairy” begins in the Museum’s new poultry exhibit where students will learn the history of poultry farming in Delaware. Highlights include egg production, egg candling, the “Birth of the Broiler Industry” the story of the Delaware farmwife who launched a multi-billion-dollar industry, the “Chicken of Tomorrow”, feed sack clothing, modern broiler house operations, and more. Next, students travel to the “Dairying in Delaware Exhibit” where they learn about dairy cows, dairy farming in Delaware (late 19th century to present day), the impact of rural electrification on dairy farming operations and dairy processing. FUN FACT:  Poultry is Delaware’s top agricultural product. Dairy is among the state’s top five agricultural products. ACTIVITIES: (1) egg candling; (2) weighing chickens; (3) milking mock cow; (4) making butter. Available year-round. Call 302-734-1618 or email Margie Collier at assist.damv@verizon.net for more information. agriculturalmuseum.org

(DE) 2021 Year-Round, GROWING WINTER WHEAT-THE POWER OF FLOUR, Ages: 10-12, Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, 866 North DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901, Held indoors in the Main Exhibit Hall and outdoors in the 1890’s Village. The importance of wheat farming is explored in “Growing Winter Wheat – the Power of Flour”. Students are guided through the process farmers used to grow wheat in Delaware (then and now) using the Museum’s collection of early hand tools and various 19th and 20th century farm machines in the main exhibit hall. Students also visit the Museum’s 1890’s Village, Silver Lake Mill, to learn how wheat kernels are ground into flour and are used to make a variety of foods. FUN FACT:  Wheat is the most widely grown food crop in the world. ACTIVITIES: (1) “match game” with farm machinery; (2) grinding wheat and sifting flour. Available year-round. Call 302-734-1618 or email Margie Collier at assist.damv@verizon.net for more information. agriculturalmuseum.org

(DE) 2021 Year-Round, PRODUCE-DIG IT, PICK IT, LOVE IT! Ages: 10-12, Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, 866 North DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901, Held indoors in the Main Exhibit Hall and outdoors in the 1890’s Village. “Produce – Dig it, Pick it, Love it!” begins in the Museum’s main exhibit hall where students learn about the different types of produce grown in Delaware (mid-19th century to present day) and the important contribution produce farmer’s make to the state’s economy.  Students learn about various “simple” machines in the Museum’s produce collection once used to process produce and how processing techniques evolved over time.  Focus on: (1) fruits – peaches, apples, and watermelon; (2) vegetables – sweet corn and snap beans.  Students also have an opportunity to visit the historic Reed General Store (ca 1873) in the Museum’s 1890’s Village where they identify the different types of fresh, canned, and dried produce for sale and discuss how and why it was sold that way. FUN FACT:  Sweet corn and watermelon are the two leading types of produce grown in Delaware today, combined annual revenue: $24 million. Available year-round. Call 302-734-1618 or email Margie Collier at assist.damv@verizon.net for more information. agriculturalmuseum.org

 

(DE) 2021 Year-Round, SIMPLE MACHINES, Ages: 10-12, Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, 866 North DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901, Held indoors in the Main Exhibit Hall and outdoors in the 1890’s Village. Simple machines and how they work is the focus of this program. Students try out simple machines as they make their way through various education stations in the museum and village. How did farmers and farmwives use simple machines to make their work easier and more productive? Do we use simple machines in everyday life? From tractors to trains, interpreters will help students understand how simple machines make the world work.  FUN FACT: Mr.  Willis Johnson, an African American inventor from Cincinnati, Ohio, patented and improved the mechanical eggbeater, on February 5, 1884. ACTIVITIES: Students learn about and operate various simple machines. Available year-round. Call 302-734-1618 or email Margie Collier at assist.damv@verizon.net for more information. agriculturalmuseum.org

(DE) 2021 Program, Then & Now, Ages: 10-12, Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, 866 North DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901, Held indoors in the Main Exhibit Hall. Students learn about the many ways in which life was different for farmers and their families 100+ years ago as they explore various exhibits and engage in educational activities in our main museum. Program highlights include: a walk through the oldest log cabin in Delaware (ca. 1700), identification of household items and farm implements from the 19th – 20th century, egg production and dairy farming. FUN FACT: Washing machines with gasoline powered motors were marketed to people living in rural areas of the U.S. in the 1930s and 1940s, many of whom had no access to electricity. ACTIVITIES: (1) What is it? (2) egg grading (3) milking a mock cow (4) “I Spy” dairy related objects.  Available year-round. Call 302-734-1618 or email Margie Collier at assist.damv@verizon.net for more information. agriculturalmuseum.org

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