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The Jacob Kelley Museum House fall opening Sunday, October 2

on Wednesday, 28 September 2016. Posted in News, Arts & Culture

Step back in time. Visit the place where General Sherman’s troops camped for three days in 1865 on their March from Columbia to North Carolina.

Tour the house to get a glimpse of country living during the period. Members will be in period dress and available to discuss the history of the home and the Kelley family.

You will see the beautiful old red heart pine boards used for the flooring and trim work throughout the home. These are excellent examples of the craftsmanship practiced before the modern tools of today were invented.

The barn will be open featuring farm equipment and animals to educate guests on the farming methods in use during the mid-1800’s. This was a time when people worked hard and relied upon the help of neighbors to plow and cultivate the crops using mules and plow horses.

The cook house where food was prepared and then taken into the main house for the family meals will be open for visitors to appreciate the difference when compared to today’s modern homes. We will have games from the 19th Century for the children to enjoy.

They can see how children spent their play time. The Jacob Kelley Museum House fall opening will be held on Sunday, October 2nd from 3-5 p.m.