Part of Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal” in the 1930s. It was very interesting to see one of the 100 “Homestead” projects across the country created to give a hand up to deserving people in need. This was not a welfare project but one where homesteaders created sweat equity through their hard work. The first museum is the project offices and water tower area with a film and many displays about the program and people. The second museum is one of the original houses. We lingered in the house museum, talking with Sue and imagining a life lived there. Over 200 of the original 250 stone houses and farms remain in the area.We drove around after our museum tours spotting them out along the beautiful rolling hills. Crossville TN.