Woodworker’s Shop Now Open at ABAC’s Georgia Museum of Agriculture

November 16, 2017

Visitors can immerse themselves into the life of an early 20th century woodworker in a new permanent exhibit at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village.

Polly Huff, assistant director and curator at the Museum, said ABAC curatorial intern students Alejandra Penne of Moultrie and William Hunnicutt of Tifton spent this semester researching, designing, and installing the exhibit.  Both students are Rural Studies’ majors.

“The exhibit was intentionally designed with plenty of space with no ropes or do-not-touch signs,” Huff said.  “My hope is that guests will immerse themselves and experience the cabin while exploring it. The Variety Works Shop is in the heart of the Historic Village, behind the Drugstore and near the Blacksmith Shop.”

Formerly a storage room located in the Variety Works Shop, the students transformed the area into an exhibit depicting the modest living quarters of a woodworker in the early 20th century. The new exhibit features the worker’s room in the back of the shop that includes books, artifacts and furnishings from the late 1800s.

The exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday when the Museum will also feature a Native American encampment, the running of the Cotton Gin, and train rides featuring the 1917 steam engine. The Wiregrass Farmers Market Holiday Market will also be open on Saturday from 2-6 p.m. behind the Country Store.

For more information on this exhibit or other events and activities, interested persons can contact the Museum at (229) 391-5205.
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