Museum of the Albemarle
Museum of the Albemarle from Waterfront Park | Photo credit: Ajsanjua (CC Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported)
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One of the highlights of the museum, this home was built in 1775 and restored using historic methods and tools.
Learn more about the history and culture of the region with this photographic exploration from the University of Virginia Press
Those interested in the colonial history of the Abermarle will enjoy this book by Noeleen McIlvenna and UNC Press
Backstory and Context
Visitors can also view the home of colonial settlers Daniel and Elizabeth Jackson, Jr. The home was built in 1755 and located next to a smokehouse that was built prior to the Civil War. These two homes appear much as they would have years ago thanks to the efforts of Russell Steele, an award-wining restoration carpenter who used historic tools and methods to repair and restore the structures. Together with artifacts from the time period and interpretive signs and exhibits, these historic structures show what life was like for early settlers.