Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Blue Ridge Farm Museum

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Institution Name: Ferrum College
Original/Historic Place Name: Blue Ridge Farm Museum
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
ca. 1800soriginal construction Moore, Roderick
Designer: Roderick Moore
Type of Place: Building group
Style: Other (Glossary)
Significance: culture, education, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
ca. 1800sprivate residence
ca. 1980-present (2006)museum (living history museum of 19th century farm life)

The Blue Ridge Farm Museum is a collection of historically accurate farm buildings of the 19th Century. Roderick Moore completed the research required and planned the placement of the buildings. It is a living history museum that recreates farm life based on research for that particular historic period. Farm animals add to the authentic experience for guests touring the museum while museum interpreters aid the guests in understanding 19th century farm life.


Hurt, Frank Benjamin. A History of Ferrum College: An Uncommon Challenge 1914-1974. Roanoke, VA: Stone Printing Company, 1977.


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