The Neild Museum was dedicated in 1981 in memory of J. Stapleforte Neild. It houses a broad collection of artifacts illustrating life in an agricultural setting in Dorchester County from colonial times to the more recent past.
The kitchen “equipment” exemplifies a way of life most
folk do not remember. Agricultural and domestic implements and tools
are on display. Many of the items, especially the tools, were made
by the user. Shovels, pitchforks and several types of rakes are each
fashioned from a single piece of wood. They were and are functional.
They are also truly works of art. One of the many interesting items
is a McCormick reaper, invented by Cyrus McCormick in 1831. It was
once used to harvest grain on a farm in north Dorchester. “Tour”
the Neild Museum on this web site, for a wonderful overview
or come see everything for yourself at the La Grange Plantation.
Visit the Neild Country Kitchen
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