Historic Westville Virtual Tour

October 24th, 2014 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

 

It’s Friday, October 24, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Historic Westville, Georgia: 1850s Living History Museum

 

Age Range: All (All grades; children, with parental supervision)

 

Living history museums offer visitors a glimpse into days-gone-by, and at this website, virtually tour the buildings of Georgia from the mid-1800s. Part of this collection of historical buildings was originally collected by Colonel John West with the acquisition of 6 buildings. After his death in 1961, the collection was purchased and moved from his home in Jonesboro, Georgia to Lumpkin, Georgia and has grown to include over 30 buildings.
When arriving at the link above, use the interactive map of the village to begin your exploration. Buildings to visit include:
  • The Wells House, The Kiser House, The Moye House, The Lawson House, The Grimes House, The Singer House, The Rawson House, The McDonald House, The Thornton House, The Bryan House and Replica Slave House
  • The Harris Farmhouse Complex, which includes:
    • The Harris Farmhouse
    • The Mule Barn
    • The Sugar Cane Mill & Syrup Boiler (Check out the video of Sugar Cane grinding at Westville on this page)
  • The West Cabin
  • Dabney and McDaniel Log Homes
  • The Blacksmith Shop & Carriage Shed
  • Bagley Cotton Gin & Westville’s Cotton Press
  • The Pottery Shed and replica Pug Mills & Kiln
  • The Adams Store and The Randle Store
  • The Print Shop
  • The Singer Boot Shop
  • The Yellow Creek Meeting Arbor
  • The Chattahoochee County Courthouse
  • The Damascus Methodist Church
  • Stewart County Academy
  • “Singer Gates to the Past”
  • Dr. Paullin’s Office

Each location provides interesting historical information and great photos of the properties.

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