THE SATTER-THWAITE STORE

was located at Pactolus in Pitt County circa 1879, but it was purchased by the Satterthwaite family and renamed.

HAMILTON SAWMILL STEAM ENGINE

stands at the front of the Village site. This 1915 machinery provided the energy to operate a lumber mill.

THE EAGLES SCHOOL

is a typical one-room schoolhouse. It was built in 1903 near Fountatin in Pitt County by the Eagles family for $400.

HAMMERED COPPER STILL

is a 200-year-old still from  Gates County and was donated by a Mr. Nixon.

THOMAS ADRIAN SAVAGE HOUSE

was built in the mid-1850's near Bell's Fork in Pitt County. This house is a fine example of Greek Revival architecture.

LOG TOBACCO BARN

as built in the 1890’s and was moved from the David T. House farm near Flat Swamp Church in Pitt County.

THE MISSION OF THE EASTERN CAROLINA VILLAGE & FARM MUSEUM 1840 - 1940 IS TO PRESERVE AND INTERPRET ARCHITECTURAL AND AGRICULTURAL LIFE IN PITT COUNTY AND EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA FROM 1840 - 1940.


Village Opened Again

The Village is opened for tours again after being closed for a year. Please call the telephone number below for Tours by Appointment, or through the Quick Message box via e-mail.

Fundraiser to Support the Village

Open the file below and check out our next fundraiser,

VILLAGE CLASSIC CAR SHOW on June 5.  Free to

the public.  Donations appreciated…

Fall and Christmas Events

An Afternoon at Myrtle Grove Plantation and Christmas

Past at the Village have been rescheduled for 2021. Watch

for details later.

Popular Attractions

1915 Hamilton Steam Engine

is a large steam engine which provided energy to operate numerous farm functions.

Farm Water Tower

came from the boyhood home of Les Turnage, one of our founders.

The Log Tobacco Barn

built in the 1890’s, was moved from the David T. House farm near Flat Swamp Church in Pitt County. This barn has one single furnace with flues around the inside.


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Tours by Appt.

(252) 756-5432 

Upcoming History Speaks

History Speaks Lecture Series presents:

 

Behind the Veneer: Thomas Day, Master Craftsman, a free

virtual lecture presented by Michael Austin, Curator of Decorative Arts at the NC Museum of History. Thomas Day, a free person of color, rose to become NC’s most in demand pre-Civil War furniture maker.

 

Thursday, May 20th, 7 p.m. on Zoom

Go to this link to register and receive meeting password: https://bit.ly/3dXFq0h 

 

Friends Effort Membership Drive for 2020-2021

Please open our Friends’ letter and the membership form provided. We are so grateful for your support and interest in helping to preserve the past for the future.

 

Friends Letter  /  Membership Form

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