During the Great Depression many families were struggling, including the Mattox Family. Come see the innovative ways they dealt with the hardships of the devastating time in U.S. history such as:making bird houses from squash and insulating the walls of the home with newspapers to help keep warm during the winter months. This home was built in 1879 in Bryan County, Georgia by former slaves, Andrew Mattox and Charlott Morel. Amos, the son of Andrew and Charlott, did his best to support his family by working numerous odd jobs. He was a farmer, preacher, barber, and shoemaker.