Gallery with exhibits focusing on agriculture, Southern medicine, rural social life, textiles, early forms of transportation, and domestic skills. There are a number of historic buildings on the grounds: Iredell Brown Homestead with detached kitchen, smokehouse, one-room schoolhouse, tobacco barn, packhouse, and blacksmith shop.
The museum also boasts a beautifully designed and informative webpage that includes an impressive “Honors and Memorials” section highlighting individual community leaders and in the process creates a unique local history narrative. For researchers, the list of available books and resources includes several that are easily available with a click-on.
Admission: $8 and children under 2 years old get in free.
Guided tours: $9
This poster illustrates a recent blog on the museum’s webpage, “‘Farmerettes,’ Farmer’s Wives & Women’s Roles in Agriculture, Past to Present.”
Images on this page courtesy are from the Tobacco Farm Life’s webpage.