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Celebrate Jackson County’s gems

Shield Ethridge Heritage Farm, Crawford Long Museum offer summer tours

POSTED: July 5, 2012 1:00 a.m.

The Crawford Long Museum and Shields Ethridge Heritage Farm offers a combined tour day on select Thursdays for groups to more discover two of Jackson County’s gems.

Dating back to 1792, the Shields Ethridge Heritage Farm located on Ethridge Road will offer a guided 1«-hour tour of the historic farm from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Family stories are told and historic documents from the family’s history can be seen. Youth groups are welcome to bring sack lunches; senior citizen groups can include a catered lunch in the tour fee.

Afternoons are spent touring the Crawford Long Museum from 1 to 3 p.m.

Participants can plant an herbal remedy pot to take home, complete with tea recipe for headaches or sore throats. In addition to permanent exhibits, visitors will also have the opportunity to view “The Country Doctors of Jefferson” and “The Threads of the Civil War” exhibits on display through the year.

Reservations are required in advance for the selected day, and groups must provide transportation between venues. Tour dates are July 12, July 19, July 26, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9.

Admission is $12 for students, which includes learning activity at the Museum; $22 for seniors with lunch and learning activity, $20 without learning activity. Tour dates are subject to weather constraints.

For more information or to reserve a tour date, call 706-367-5307. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.


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