Boats, Buttons, Beans and Beer
The museum's main exhibition space was once Grace Methodist Church, originally built in 1857 and expanded in 1906. The walls and ceiling of stamped metal, original light fixtures and the striking stained glass windows all date from the early twentieth century and were lovingly restored in 2006. Text panels and displays of historical artifacts discuss and illustrate the history of Milton and the Broadkill Hundred. Shipbuilding, button factories, canneries and, in recent times, beer brewing at Dogfish Head are woven into the fabric of Milton history and its current life, and are very much a presence in the Main Exhibit Hall.
Launching Day for the Breakwater
Lippincott Button Factory ca. 1929
Cannery on the Broadkill, ca. 1910