Last updated: 8/2/2021
4570 County Home Rd
Greenville, NC 27836
PO Box 2740
Greenville, NC 27858
Tim Britton, President of Board
Roger Kammerer, Secretary
The Village is opened for tours again after being closed for a year. Please call our telephone number for Tours by Appointment.
In April 2009, the Pitt County Commissioners deeded 5.6 acres of land on County Home Road to the Eastern Carolina Village & Farm Museum 1840 -1940 after the Village hit fundraising targets of $232,000; which equaled the amount needed to relocate to its current home. Through concerted efforts such as these and the generosity of supporters and volunteers, the Village continues to preserve and interpret small town and agricultural life in Pitt County and eastern North Carolina from 1840 - 1940.
Just Some of Our 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.
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.
The East Carolina Village of Yesteryear opened at the Pitt County American
Legion fairground in 1979. It was a large collection of farm artifacts, some
original buildings, and some newly built museum structures for housing the
collections. Connor Eagles and Les Turnage created the Village by
convincing farmers to donate their vintage artifacts and old farm structures
and by securing money to move and place them. Both were active in the
American Leagion, each having been commander of the local post, and
believed that the citizens of Pitt County would enjoy and appreciate having
thesereminders of their agricultural past on display.
Another popular use of the Village is tours by various groups.
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