Rocky Mount Living History Museum
The log house has been modernized at several times, but much of the original structure remains.
Backstory and Context
Pauline DeFriece, a member of the family that owned the land in the 1950s, believed that the building should be preserved by the state and operated as a museum. Her efforts and the support of preservationists inspired the state to purchase of Rocky Mount. The site opened to the public in 1962. With continued support, the museum and site has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition for a museum. The site also has grown to include a local history and genealogy library.