Detail from our schoolhouse
We also have a furnished 19th century one-room log cabin, donated by Dr. Dallas Herring.
(Check on our progress of preserving this structure.)
Our 19th century smokehouse (a building used to cure meat or fish with smoke) was donated by the Abe Blanton family.
(Local Boy Scouts will assist in the preservation of this building!)
The Museum's blacksmith shop is a reproduction and was built on the grounds in the 1990s. It represents what was a necessary structure for many old farm home sites.
Originally a corn crib, onsite is a mid-19th century building now used as the Museum’s schoolhouse. It was made of hand-hewed timbers chinked together and is representative of many one-room schoolhouses that were used in Duplin County. Donated by the Bill Jones family.
Additionally onsite is the 19th century general store and Natural Wells Post Office donated by the Stephen Boone family. It was once operated by James C. Boone in west Duplin County and used until 1905.
The tobacco barn, a type of functionally classified barn found in the United States, was once an essential component in the process of air-curing tobacco. Built in 1925, our tobacco barn was used until 1978. Donated by the Grover Rhodes family.