Preliminary work has begun on a new heritage garden, and just recently, the museum unveiled a new exhibit highlighting the North Carolina State Grange.
The exhibit, funded by the Grange, tells how the organization began and the work it did in rural
Those who take time to read the information in this exhibit will learn that the Grange was an advocate for farmers and those who lived in rural areas of our state and pushed for paved roads, rural electrification and phone services.
There are a number of items in the exhibit including an early
The exhibit fits nicely among other indoor displays that tell about life in rural
Outdoors, tobacco has been planted at the site of a heritage garden sponsored by Philip Morris
Trees have been cut down and stumps will be removed to make room for the garden. Next year, Kildoyle said a vegetable garden with herbs will be planted as well as field crops including tobacco, soybeans and corn.
Kildoyle said the museum is working with Cooperative Extension agents on this project.
The museum's Saturday Series also continues. The purpose of these events is to preserve culture and heritage.
This Saturday's topic is decoys. Collectors will be at the museum from
The June schedule includes painters
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