Local Barns to be Featured in AETN Program

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The iconic white barns at Hargrave Corner, along with the barn studio at HPMEC, will be featured in the AETN program.(TD file photo)

The white barns at Hargrave Corner and the Hemingway studio barn at Piggott are among 14 structures to be featured when the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AET) premieres "Back Road Barns," a film that visits historic barns throughout the state, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25.

Rector's Martha Jane (Glasgow) Holifield will be interviewed about the Hargrave Corner barns, and Dr. Adam Long, director of the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum, will talk about the barn where famed writer Ernest Hemingway once wrote.

This AETN original production takes viewers through rural Arkansas on a visual road trip to classic barns that have long been a part of the state's culture - barns that reflect what it means to be a farmer and what a family farm is all about. "Back Road Barns" is sure to evoke a sense of nostalgia for Arkansas's rich agricultural history.

Other featured barns and interviewees include:

* Violet Hill Barn near Violet Hill.

* Wiley's Cove Barn near Leslie with Aaron and Sally Wilson.

* Dombek Barn near Fayetteville with George Dombek.

* Johnson Barn in Washington County with Anne Prichard.

* Branson Barn near Dumas with Edwin and Jewel Branson.

* Smith Barn near Marshall with Judy Smith.

* Driftwood Barn near Mountain View with Nellie and David Branscum.

* Widner-Magers Farm Historic District near Dell with John Holt and Drucella Duncan.

* License Plate Barn in Ozark with Dennis Harris and Judy Thornton.

* Old Hutchins Barn near Jacksonville with Kim Henderson, Mary Hardcastle and Callie Henderson.

* Boxley Barns in Boxley Valley with Hubert Lee Ferguson.

* Hummell Barn at Lowell with Sonny Jones.

Dr. Brooks Blevins, Noel Boyd Professor of Ozarks Studies at Missouri State University, is also interviewed.

In conjunction with the film, viewers submitted photos of their Arkansas barns through social media. A selection of these photos will be featured throughout the broadcast. The complete album is available at facebook.com/aetntv

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