Learn About Farmville History At The May Museum

May Museum

How much do you know about the rich history of Farmville? Even if you’ve lived here your whole life, you may not know everything there is to know. Brush up on your hometown history at the May Museum and Park.

Exploring Farmville’s Past

Located in a 1850s-era home in the Farmville Historic District, the May Museum and Park aims to both preserve history and educate visitors about the Town of Farmville and surrounding Pitt County areas. Museum visitors can trace the origins of the town from colonial times to the present, with regard to agriculture, domestic life, transportation, and more.

A combination of permanent displays, rotating exhibits, and special programs throughout the year keep visitors coming to learn all there is to know about Farmville and its rich history. The extensive collection of archival holdings include approximately 10,000 photographs, 20,000 records, and 10,000 artifacts. Among the collection you can find:

  • May family correspondence
  • Commercial and legal records
  • Postcards and scrapbooks
  • Genealogical data
  • Materials from the office of Congressman Walter B. Jones Sr.
  • Maps

There are also examples of period furniture, glassware, agricultural tools, and a variety of domestic artifacts to explore.

May Museum Info

Plan a visit to the May Museum and Park on Tuesday or Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact the museum at (252) 753-6725 or email lannis@farmvillenc.gov to arrange a tour at other times. The museum is located at 3802 South Main Street, Farmville, NC 27828.

One satisfied visitor raves: “Not only was it family friendly but we got a personal tour and walk through by the very knowledgeable and sweet curator! Definitely would recommend stopping in and checking it out!”

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