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  • Tobacco Farm Life Museum: This history museum provides "an informative insight into early 20th century farm family life."
  • Border Belt Farmers Museum: Not only will students learn about the history of tobacco farming, they will discover other important industries to this southern North Carolina county.
  • 4-H Rural Life Center: A great place to experience rural life in Halifax County in the early 1900's.

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Wilbur Burgin has gathered hundreds of items from a time gone by - items used in Rutherford County farms and homes from decades ago, even back to the nineteenth century. These items reflect a way of life important in Rutherford County until after World War II. Two large murals, depicting the cycle of growing cotton, and the early textile mills of the county, are outstanding features of this museum.

The Farm Museum is located at 240 Depot Street in Forest City. To arrange group tours call the museum Wednesday through Saturday at (828) 248-1248 or call Mr. Burgin at home evenings at (828) 453-0157. Admission is free to children.

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