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Seabrook Village still works
Liberty history
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When I was a student at the University of South Carolina, I heard of a village just a short distance from the well-known Fort Morris battlegrounds. Then, when I returned to Georgia and continued my degree in history at Armstrong Atlantic State University I was given the opportunity to visit Seabrook Village.
The decades after the Civil War found both Southern whites and African-Americans adjusting to the new social order. Liberty County was built up and a New South was unveiled without extraordinary economic growth.
When there was growth, it was much more than in the past, but in larger cities like Atlanta, and was based on technology and not plantations. The Great Depression hurt Liberty County, as well as the rest of Georgia and South Carolina just as it hurt the rest of the country. There was some recuperation, but it came partly in the form of the many military operations during the World War II years.
Seabrook Village shows how the period between the Civil War and The Depression should have focused on the people rather than the policies that President Roosevelt's New Deal set to accomplish. There was chaos, especially in people's fears, uncertainties, distresses, and need for survival.
Historic Seabrook Village is Liberty County's living village and historical complex. Visitors can explore the multiplicity of the American experience, especially that of Midway and its neighboring communities. The Village depicts life from the Civil War period to The Great Depression, which started in 1929. The rural community area occupies 104 acres and includes eight buildings, homes and civic buildings.
It gives you a chance to feel as if you are a part of history that one can only imagine. A visit to Historic Seabrook Village is an opportunity for all visitors to experience the domestic, commercial and civic activities that supported families and community around the turn of the last century. The buildings are refurbished to keep the history in tact. These renovations started with a one-room schoolhouse that was built so black children were able to receive an education like that of the white children. 
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