Euharlee, GA – The Euharlee Welcome Center and History Museum will open a new temporary exhibition featuring the Pitchfork Collection of Rolland Stokes on March 4. The collection is on loan from Virginia Stokes, the wife of the late Mr. Stokes.
Attendees can expect to see a variety of historic and modern pitchforks and other agricultural tools in the exhibition, as well as historic and folk art associated with the featured implement. The exhibition is curated by Harrison Clark, who joined the staff as a Museum Assistant in August 2023.
“Visitors will have a chance to learn more about how their ancestors lived by examining a multitude of farming implements, mechanical marvels, and the role that draft animals had in revolutionizing agriculture,” explains Clark.
The exhibition was inspired by Wes Walker, Euharlee Historical Society Board Member and friend to the
late Mr. Stokes.
Walker recounts: “This was just a good fit to pay homage to Rolland because of his work in the region as a Master Gardener. He was always pushing, pursuing, and promoting gardening and agriculture in the county.”
“When Wes approached me about showcasing the tool collection, I was immediately on board. Mr. Stokes’s collection led me to a font of knowledge and inspiration to learn more about the history of agriculture before industrialized farming, and I believe our new exhibit will do the same for others.”
The temporary exhibition opening reception is Saturday, March 4 at 10:00am at the Euharlee Welcome Center & History Museum, located at 33 Covered Bridge Road, Euharlee, GA 30145. This is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please call 770-607-2017 or visit Facebook.com/EuharleeHistoryMuseum.