Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum

The Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum is closed July 4, 2015 for the holiday.

This is a place where you can explore the history of our community, ask questions, and connect with the past in your own way. Discover the house that grew out of a single-room log cabin and learn from the exhibits inside. Enjoy the beautiful acres of preserved farmland, take the trail to the historic Big Shoal Cemetery and look for wildlife along the way. Explore what's growing as you visit the heirloom garden, apple orchard, or pumpkin patch. Once home to many people from 1831-2004, the farm stands as a wonderful reminder that the past can still be present and will always have stories to share.

Good Manners: Everyday Etiquette Past and Present May 27 - July 18, 2015

Knowing proper etiquette might seem like an old-fashioned and outdated idea in our casual and busy society. Yet, there is etiquette to just about everything we do from walking down the street to sending an email. While good manners never go out of style, the definition of what constitutes good manners changes over time and often depends on the situation, what is fashionable, and the people involved. The exhibit might even change your perception of what the word “etiquette” means today. This new exhibition explores the etiquette of different aspects of everyday living comparing the rules of the past with those of the present.