Botanic Garden
at Georgia Southern University

Weathervane Barn Rural Life Exhibit


The restored Weathervane Barn, formerly Mr. Bland’s Mule Barn, is now home to an exhibit of farm life during the 1930s, when the Bland Farm was active.  Each stall provides a chance to discover a special part of coastal plain life, including cotton, tobacco, and row crop farming, turpentining, and the day-to-day operations of the farm.  Put a hand to the well-worn handle of a plow, spin one of Mr. Bland’s whirligigs, and marvel at the ingenious tools and industrious spirit it took to build a life on the coastal plain.

WVBarn.front Weathervane Barn

Inside Weathervane Barn

Inside Weathervane Barn


Last updated: 5/30/2013

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