Hosted on site 10 am - 2pm
3/9 - Quilt Exhibit
One of the museum's most abundant items in our collection are our Quilts. Join us in our visitor center on the 9th to see a diversity of quilts that we have taken down from our collections room.
3/16 - Blacksmithing
The third Saturday of the month, our resident smith will be working in the forge, demonstrating the functions of a turn-of-the-century blacksmith's shop.
3/23 - Girl Scouts Sewing Day
Scouts and their baby dolls are invited to the museum Saturday, March 23rd, to be guided through the basics of hand sewing and to: make an historically inspired, "block quilt" style blanket for their baby dolls, receive a guided tour of the museum, and make their own butter to take home. The cost of the program is $15.00 per scout.
Needles, thread, and blanket material are provided but
pre-Registration Required by Noon, March 22nd.
3/30 - Working the Garden
Spring is just around the corner! Daffodils are blooming around Kenly and across much of our state. Join us in our garden as we prepare the soil for planting and discuss the different tools and techniques used historically and today.
Come visit us Friday & Saturday 9:30 am to 5 pm.
Since the Tobacco Farm Life Museum is transitioning to become part of the state’s museum system, its Board of Directors will now become a Friends of the Museum group. This group will still need to raise money for the activities the TFLM wants to continue such as Ag Camp, the 301 Yard Sale, the touring public and school groups, in addition to the Commissioner’s Breakfast. So, please continue supporting the Tobacco Farm Life Museum with your donations now and in the future. Donations to the TFLM need to be made to the “ Friends of the Tobacco Farm Life Museum.”
Don't forget to check our website here and follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information about upcoming museum events and activities!
Step back in time as you enjoy our museum and grounds. Stop and sit a spell on our front porch before touring the 6,000 sq ft gallery. The gallery features permanent and rotating exhibits on farm life including southern medicine, domestic skills, rural social life, textiles, early transportation and much more. The historic buildings on site include the original Iredell Brown Homestead with detached kitchen, a tobacco barn, a smokehouse, and a one-room schoolhouse from a nearby community, as well as reconstructions of a packhouse and working blacksmith shop.
Experience North Carolina's Agricultural Roots With Us.
Valuing our Heritage
Through Educational and Community Programs
Tobacco Farm Life Museum, Inc. is a private 501c3 non-profit organization focused on providing educational programs to individuals of all ages. We do this through several programs throughout the year.
Dedicated to our mission to preserve and present the history and heritage of the rural farming community through collection care, research and public tours
The Museum was founded by passionate volunteers who saw technology change the farming process and the agricultural communities in which they grew up. Working with local farmers they offered on-farm tours, starting one of North Carolina's earliest Agritourism organizations. Continuing to partner with our local farmers and other members of the agribusiness community allows us a wonderful opportunity to share information about the State's largest industry with visitors from around the world. An industry that impacts everyone daily.
Contact Tobacco Farm Life Museum, Inc.
709 N Church St, Kenly, NC 27542, USA
Open Friday - Saturday 9:30am - 5:00pm