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Historic Village Captures Life in the 20th Century

Over 35 structures have been relocated to the 95-acre site.

Since 1976, The Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village has hosted a wealth of knowledge from the 20th century for those visiting Tifton, Georgia.

Stephen Zacharias here is going to take us out to the historic village which illuminates what wiregrass communities were like.

Just like inside the museum, the majority of the village is fully functional.

The print demonstrates how newspapers and signs were produced before computers.

And the many homes scattered throughout the village illuminate the Wiregrass lifestyle, where nothing goes to waste.

“We use everything from the kernel you would eat, the cob for toilet paper, and the husk we use that for mopping around here.” Dip it in the water, and with the grain scrub the floor.”

As for the other parts of the corn

So this here Grist mill helps turn the stones that turns corn into corn mills and grits.

While some stops you’re a spectator, many of them let you get your hands dirty.

“Now we’re at our Stark home place. This cabin we use to represent life in the wiregrass region from 1867-1877.”

Don’t be shocked if you’re put to work

“We get a lot of sunshiney days out here and not a lot of rain. That’s your job. You’re going to take two hands, and make it rain all over those turnip greens there.”

And once the sun tires you out, the Agrirama Drug store and ice cream shop is sure to cool you down.

The fan favorite is a root beer float that they claim is the best in South Georgia.

“What do you think?”

Good stuff.

Over 35 structures have been relocated to the 95-acre site, and you can experience them for yourself at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture & Historic Village.

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