Last updated: 8/2/2021
Greenville, North Carolina
Street Address
4570 County Home Rd
Greenville, NC 27836
Mailing Address
PO Box 2740
Greenville, NC 27858
phone: 252-756-5432
web: easterncarolinavillage.org
Admissions
See website.
Services
Group Tours
Staff
Tim Britton, President of Board
Roger Kammerer, Secretary
Description

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.

Mission

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.

History

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.

Services

Tours

Another popular use of the Village is tours by various groups.

Group Tours

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MUSEUM CONFERENCES
Wednesday, September 1 - Thursday, September 30, 2021 — Virtual
CANCELLED: Florida Association of Museums 2021 Annual Conference
Monday, September 20 - Sunday, September 26, 2021 — Virtual
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Wednesday, September 22 - Saturday, September 25, 2021 — Virtual
American Association for State and Local History/AMA 2021 Annual Meeting
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31, 2021 — Virtual
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Wednesday, October 6 - Friday, October 8, 2021 — Virginia City, Nevada
Nevada Museum Association 2021 Annual Conference
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Monday, November 29 - Wednesday, December 1, 2021 — Washington, District of Columbia
2021 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
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Sunday, March 6 - Thursday, March 10, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
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