Field trip: Historic Rural Life
East Carolina Village & Farm Museum
The East Carolina Village & Farm Museum in Greenville offers more than 15 historic outbuildings and roughly 2,000 artifacts to inspire students to learn about life in Pitt County from 1840-1940.
There’s a building featuring occupational artifacts, including old Daily Reflector newspaper printing presses, a Greenville Bank safe, Drum’s Hatchery incubators, grist mills and office machines, a church built in the late 1700s with original pews, log smokehouse, and an annex containing home items, including a stove, icebox and a series of washing machines. Other engaging attractions include a general store with a post office, a schoolhouse, farm water tower, 1915 sawmill steam engine and other machinery and farm tools. The museum and village is open by appointment only.
For tours and events info: (252) 756-5432 or eastcarolinavillage.org