AETN showcases Arkansas history, culture in 'Back Road Barns' Aug. 25
Posted 16 Aug 2016
The Arkansas Educational Television Network will premiere 'Back Road Barns,' a film that visits historic barns throughout the state, Thursday, Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m.
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.
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.
- White Barns at Hargrave Corner with Martha Jane (Glasgow) Holifield.
- 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.
- Hemingway Studio Barn at Piggott with Dr. Adam Long, director, Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum.
- 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.
The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at aetn.org. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).