Autrey Mill Heritage Exhibit Explores the Past
The Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center may be known for its trails but it also contains a portal to our past. The Heritage Center has many exhibits that show what life was once like. Its current exhibit displays antiques and artifacts found at the Green General Store.
The Green General Store was run from the early 1920s to the 1950s by the Green family at the corner of Old Alabama and Buice roads. The building went into disrepair and it was closed and locked down until 2004 when the Heritage Preservation committee acquired it and moved it to Autrey Mill's grounds.
The collection includes vintage Coke bottles and signs, ledger books and magazines. Also on display are World War I memorabilia, quilts, vintage men's grooming tools and newspapers.
A goal of the preserve is to repair the Green General Store and turn it into a museum.
The exhibit is open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Feb. 5. For more information, visit the center's website.