Through The Lens: From 1920's To Present Day
This Old Farmhouse began with the idea to answer questions my grandchildren asked. Questions like “what did you do before internet and cell phones?” “Where did you play?”, “How did you play?” and “What did you play?” The Farmhouse became an opportunity to show them and others a much simpler life and time. When “playing” was running in the forest, climbing trees, learning the wonders of nature.
The idea of creating a museum was based on my grandchildren’s fascination at seeing an actual working well, an old smokehouse, storm shelter and other ruins on the property. Their questions flowed rapidly and their desire to learn more was overwhelming. The idea to share what they learned with other kids, lead to the creation of This Old Farmhouse Museum.
This Old Farmhouse GA is an organization started by a family of women spanning three generations with a passion for the preservation of history, promoters of self-reliance through farming and homesteading, and value early southern farming traditions.
Initially the family was seeking a temporary place to live while they worked on building a home on property located in Roopville, GA. They saw the listing for a 1920’s farmhouse located about 4 miles from the Roopville property, and decided to look at it.
The farmhouse was neglected and grounds overgrown to the extent one could barely see the home. While clearing off the grounds, the family also discovered several outbuildings on the property that fascinated them.
After an extensive rehab, months of research and a desire to share the site with others, the family saw a cultural heritage museum. A period in time that will never come back! It needed to be preserved and seen by others to promote a period of ingenuity, self-reliance and to resurrect and teach the practices used by early farmers in food production and healthier living.
This historic farm offers a relaxing place to learn more about southern farming in the turn of the century.
There are very rare times when you run across people who leave such a profound and deep footprint in the lives of others that one is compelled to keep their memories alive. Those people that when you speak of them you wish so deeply they could have known them and experience their presence, their essence, their aura. They have something truly undeniable. These people are indeed extraordinary.
Our family has been honored to have known two such people, Herman Horn III and Herbert Vernon. Their lives were not privileged. One lived through the Great Depression and left home at the age of 13 to eke out his destination. The other faced southern discrimination so blatant that it would have broken many a lesser man. Yet, both overcame and developed an extreme sense of family loyalty and a profound sense of empathy for others. They both were Godly and honorable men and it was not through their words but by their actions, it was clearly evident. You loved them when you met them, it was their essence, for lack of a better word. In their love, courage, strength, grace and perseverance, we continually strive to reach their level of achievement.
We remember them daily and throughout This Old Farmhouse GA, Inc you will clearly see their influences.
WELCOME TO THIS OLD FARMHOUSE GA MUSEUM!!!
17205 US - 27
Franklin, GA 30217
Phone: (678) 853-9056