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Dover Post
  • Book sales to support Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village

  • Delawareans interested in learning more about the first state’s rural history can also support the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village with the purchase of a widely acclaimed book.
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  • Delawareans interested in learning more about the first state’s rural history can also support the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village with the purchase of a widely acclaimed book.
    A portion of the proceeds of Georgetown attorney J. Everett Moore Jr.’s memoir, “Growin’ Up Country: Rural Life in the 1950s and 1960s,” will now be donated to the museum when purchased at certain locations or via online order.
    Moore, who is a museum board member, and museum Executive Director Di Rafter said the arrangement will be a boost to the museum - an independent nonprofit organization - and help educate the public about Delaware agriculture and rural history.
    Moore’s book chronicles his life and times in mid-20th century Sussex County, including straightening nails to be reused, feeding and watering chickens, and working on his family’s farm.
    “Growin’ Up Country” can be purchased online at www.growinupcountry.com, where readers can designate their purchase to support the museum; at the museum on Dupont Highway in Dover; at Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit offices in Georgetown and Dover; and at Sussex Irrigation in Laurel. Copies are $29.95.
    For more information, call (302) 734-1618 or send an email to damv@verizon.net.
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