Agriculture is the number one industry in North Carolina, but have you ever wondered how that came to be?  During the February Break, Mr. and Mrs. Moore visited the Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenly, North Carolina to learn more about the early days of rural farming in our great state! 

Rural means in the country

Urban means in a city or town

Clover Garden School is in a rural community.  What about you?  Do you live in a rural or urban area?  

Please note, in the videos we do not have our masks on because we were the only ones outside.  It was around 40 degrees outside, not great outdoor museum weather.  While walking around, masks were on. 


Blacksmith Shop


Main House

Tobacco Barn

The Museum also has a 6,000 square foot gallery that has displays on everything related to life in a rural area from fashion, transportation, gardening, education, washing clothes, even going to the doctor!  

If you are interested in learning about the Tobacco industry in North Carolina, they have a wonderful video that explains how tobacco is planted from tiny seeds and later harvested. They do a wonderful job explaining how tobacco farming has changed over the years to what it is today.  

To learn more about the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, visit their website, find them on Facebook or check out their videos on YouTube.  Normally, the museum hosts a themed day one Saturday a month, they also have other fun events throughout the year.  If you visit their website, be sure to check out the Learning From Home tab for a coloring book, virtual puzzle, and Life on the Farm Activities!