Our Heritage Village takes you back in time when things were simple. Visit the ‘Old Store” where members Carlton and Mike Bowen offer old fashion penny candy and 10 cent Cokes (now $1). With wooden floors and shelves stocked with canned goods that were once staples in every household, “Ole Timers” can reminisce about their youth with grandkids. You’ll also find our newly renovated Bee House in Heritage Village. Bobby Colson and the Bee Keepers Association educate our patrons on the benefit and joys of bee-keeping.
Also in Heritage Village is the Chicken (Poultry) Barn. You’ll hear it referred to as either! There you will find flocks of chickens awarded to local young people to raise and show. They are part of the Kiwanis Livestock & Poultry Project. Under former Kiwanian Jim Phelps, the poultry project became popular. Alex Grovenstein has since taken the reins from Jim and is helping the Livestock Committee to expand it even more!
Another old-timey attraction is the Blacksmith Shop. In attendance is a blacksmith working with the forge to shape metal into usable items! Ever find a thing-a-ma-gig in Grandpa’s barn? Visit the tool shed and farm implements to find out what it is.
Another place to gather and share experiences of the past is the Aldrich House. Kiwanian Connie Saunders and her crew have researched the family and house. The shotgun style house contains items from the late 19th and early 20th century. A working Victrola, Cotton (or Southern) spinning wheel, and furniture graces the living room. Heritage Village also boasts corn meal grinding and syrup making!