110 Dixon Town Road
Elkton, TN 38455
Visitors will be able to tour the farm house and
grounds. In the house, visitors will be able to view handmade quilts
created by Matt's wife Henrietta.
Outside, visitors will see many elements of an early twentieth-century
farmstead, including a cow barn, a chicken coop, a smokehouse, well
house, and outhouse along with a garden. Visitors will also see
intricate parts and details of how Matt Gardner ran his farmstead and
how it has survived for over a century.
The Matt Gardner
Homestead Museum is a great place for:
- School children to learn about United States
history, Tennessee history, and African American history.
- 4-H groups to learn through visual
interpretations about agricultural practices and the operation of an
early 1900s farm.
- Local and regional church groups to examine the
origins of Primitive and Southern Baptist faiths, practices, and
- Teachers, scholars, historians, and researchers
to connect local history and culture to the story of the American
June 2, 2012 – First Annual Back to the Roots Music Event Full
July 13th and 14th 2012 – Second Annual Big Tent Revival Full
September 15, 2012 – Fourth Annual Cultural Folklife Festival Learn more
African American of Giles County Tennessee (Book)
The Gardner Museum Quilt Collection
Restoration work continues in 2012