The Tillery History House museum stands on former plantation land worked by generations of African-American enslaved people. After the Civil War, black family farmers and sharecroppers lived and labored on the former plantation lands of Tillery. The site tells the story of a 1930s Resettlement Community, a part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal. Transplanted into an existing community, settlers were given the opportunity to purchase 40 acres and a mule.
Today the History House Museum is housed in a former Resettlement home and provides a unique educational experience for visitors of all ages to not only learn more about our nation’s history but also become inspired and involved with one community’s determination and triumphs.