Brady C. Jefcoat Museum

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The Brady C. Jefcoat Museum of Americana is a museum in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. Operated by the Murfreesboro Historical Association, the museum houses a collection of American artifacts from the 1850s to the 1950s collected by Brady C. Jefcoat of Raleigh, North Carolina, a local plumber, electrician and general contractor.

The museum's collections include an assortment of glassware, household domestic items, farm tools and equipment, period furniture, and many other artifacts. Item collections include toasters, washing machines, irons, churns, music boxes, radios, phonographs, Daisy air rifles, mousetraps, maple syrup taps, beekeeping equipment, mounted animals and dairy equipment.

Opened in 1997, the museum is located in the old Murfreesboro High School.[1]

The annual Roanoke-Chowan Pork-Fest, a North Carolina barbecue cooking competition, picnic and festival is held on the grounds of the museum each May to raise money for the museum's maintenance.

The Association also operates the William Rea Museum, tours of the Dr. Walter Reed House, John Wheeler House, shops and the Agriculture and Transportation Museum. The Association's office is located in the Roberts-Vaughan House.

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  1. ^ http://www.roanoke-chowannewsherald.com/news/2009/jan/31/treasure-jefcoat-museum-murfreesboro/ "A treasure: The Jefcoat Museum in Murfreesboro", Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, January 31, 2009

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Coordinates: 36°26′25″N 77°06′08″W / 36.4402°N 77.1023°W / 36.4402; -77.1023