Museum’s Mission

The Tobacco Farm Life Museum is a non-profit 501c3 organization that started in 1983 with on-farm tours to local farms. It has grown to include a 6,000 square foot gallery, a workshop, pack house, traditional homestead, tobacco barn and one room school house. The Museum’s mission is to preserve and present the heritage and history of the rural North Carolina farm family between 1880 and 1940. We fulfill this mission through exhibits and events that focus on the farm community.

Project Details

The Museum is seeking to build long lasting fundraising opportunities and meet on-site needs for handicapped guests by encouraging the community to become a part of preserving North Carolina’s history. We seek to begin a walkway of names of individuals tied to the agriculture story in North Carolina, whether you are a farmer or the great grandson/granddaughter of a farmer, agriculture is a part of your story. The truth is agriculture is a part of all of us. This legacy provided sustenance for everyone and has built the institutions that surround us. Help the Museum continue the story of agriculture in North Carolina by donating a brick.

The Heritage Trail fundraiser will build on the foundation already laid by the founders and will continue with projects already in progress. We seek to build a walkway to the past with the “Stepping into the Past Heritage Trail”

The Tobacco Farm Life Museum is selling 4” x 8” bricks for individuals to purchase with the donors name engraved on the bricks. The bricks can have up to three lines containing up to 18 characters for engravings. The cost for an individual brick with inscriptions is $100.To order your brick or a brick for a loved one please fill out the form below and complete the online order or mail the order and check to the Tobacco Farm Life Museum at PO Box 88, Kenly NC 27542.