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Digital Resources Portal

Welcome to the Virtual Horne Creek Farm! Use this page to access videos related to the site.  These resources are perfect for educators, students, or anyone wishing to explore Horne Creek Farm from the comfort of home.

Singing on the Land: Horne Creek's Story

Once the Hauser family farm, Horne Creek enables visitors to experience farm life in North Carolina's northwestern Piedmont circa 1900. The site features the family's original farmhouse, a tobacco curing barn, a corn crib, adjacent fields under cultivation, and even a heritage apple orchard. Through programs ranging from old fashioned ice cream socials to an annual corn shucking frolic, Horne Creek Living Historical Farm provides a unique opportunity to learn about our rural past.

Singing on the Land featuring Jimmy Vipperman at Horne Creek Farm

Watch Jimmy Vipperman’s performance of the traditional fiddle tune “Soldier’s Joy” at Horne Creek Farm. This song, now a standard for fiddle players, dates back to the 18th century, and to see it performed in this setting with such accuracy and prowess will teleport you back to the early days of Horne Creek Farm. Multi-instrumentalist and teacher Jim Vipperman grew up in a musically rich family and community in Surry County, North Carolina. His father, John Vipperman, whose musical career included a stint with Bill Monroe’s band in 1951, encouraged Jim to play, taking him to fiddlers’ conventions, dances, and visits to local musicians. Jim performs at local and regional festivals and fiddler’s conventions. Jim has won more top-ten awards—thirteen—than any other fiddle competitor in the history of the Galax Fiddler’s Convention, including First Place in 1991. The Mount Airy Fiddler’s Convention has bestowed the First Place honor on him nine times.