Current Exhibits

Fields & Feathers:
Hunting at Deep River Lodge, 1895-1935

Open through January 31, 2024

Fields and Feathers

The hunting lodge phenomenon in the Piedmont at the turn of the 20th Century is a forgotten story of North Carolina’s past. For decades, America’s wealthiest men enjoyed hunting game birds across the open farmland. Many established permanent estates for their hobby. Deep River Lodge near Jamestown was one of the grandest examples. 

This exhibit features photos and artifacts from Deep River Lodge. Visitors will see professional photographs of the prize-winning dogs and the lodge’s visitors out on hunts. Many items left at the estate after its closure will be on view as well, including travel trunks filled with clothing and accouterments, dog crates, books and passenger tickets from steamship travel with the dogs.