Museum of Agriculture and History
In 1886 John Blue and his father established a business on John’s land. In the shop, the younger Blue repaired cotton gin parts and other farm tools and equipment. The small business grew into a large plant where implements were made. Blue built a foundry—a building that contained equipment to melt iron and cast it into parts he needed and that building burned in 1947. .The factory where the equipment was built is the building that now houses the Museum of Agriculture and History.
The Museum is comprised of four primary sections: Inventions of John Blue and other agricultural trend-setters, an exhibit of hit and miss engines and other farming vehicles, a look at household appliances from yesteryear, and one of the most fascinating collection of antique cars you will find in the Southeast. Additionally, the museum boasts a retired locomotive engine, an exhibit on textiles, a local sport hall-of-fame, and an honorary exhibit to the armed forces.
The Museum of Agricultural and History provided a look at life on the farm in rural America and inventions that made that life simpler as time progressed. We welcome you to join us in viewing this journey.