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.

Agriculture & History Posts

Museum of Agriculture & History: Train Engines

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Museum of Agriculture: Appliances from Yesteryear

Not only have farming and cars experienced a transformation over the past century, but so have everyday appliances.  Unique items include a washing machine...

Museum of Agriculture & History: Antique Cars

Few inventions have captured the heart and soul of the American public as has the automobile.  To satisfy your thirst, the back quarter of...

Museum of Agriculture & History: Hit and Miss Engines

In rural life, the distinct sound of "POP whoosh whoosh whoosh whoosh POP" was the sound of progress. For that was the sound made...

Museum of Agriculture and History

Farming, especially cotton farming, was very hard work during the 1800s. Toward the end of that century, cotton was the main cash crop for...
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13043 X-Way Road
Laurinburg, NC 28352