Matt Gardner
Homestead Museum
110 Dixon Town Road
Elkton, TN 38455

Highlights

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 principles.
  • Teachers, scholars, historians, and researchers to connect local history and culture to the story of the American nation.

 

News Link

June 2, 2012 First Annual Back to the Roots Music Event Full details here

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July 13th and 14th 2012 Second Annual Big Tent Revival Full details here

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September 15, 2012 Fourth Annual Cultural Folklife Festival Learn more

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African American of Giles County Tennessee (Book) Learn More.

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The Gardner Museum Quilt Collection
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Restoration work continues in 2012
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December 2011 Newsletter