"Come to the Eastern Carolina Village & Farm Museum!"
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.
Services / Events
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 files below and check out our next fundraiser, AN UNFORGETTABLE AFTERNOON AT MYRTLE GROVE PLANTATION, benefitting the Village, on October 10, 2021. The second flyer shows some of our silent auction and raffle items. Tickets are available in Greenville at: Jefferson’s, Lautares, and Steinbeck’s, and in Farmville at Cafe Madeleine. Board members have them, too. Checks or cash accepted.
Myrtle Grove Flyer | Silent Auction
Details for CHRISTMAS PAST AT THE VILLAGE coming soon!
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.
Upcoming History Speaks
History Speaks Lecture Series presents:
Roger Kammerer will share haunted tales of eastern North Carolina, at the Eagles School on October 28, 2021, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Friends Effort Membership Drive for 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