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The Story Behind Resurrection of a Barn

Nov. 5, 2014

6:30 to 8 p.m.
Frank and Katrina Basile Theater, History Center

Resurrection of a Barn is a gripping documentary that follows an 1890s barn's restoration and resurrection, allowing an intimate glimpse into the lives and choices of those who saved this important piece of history. The evening will feature a screening of the 23-minute film, in which viewers will study the artistic reuse of the barn that both honors the techniques of the 1800s, but brings it into the 21st-century needs. The film features Amos Schwartz, an Indiana artisan and preservationist, who worked on many covered bridges and barns, including the Normandy barn which is now on the State Fairgrounds. Raised in an Amish family, Amos was familiar with the traditional techniques of building barns, something that is becoming a lost art.

After the screening, Freddi Stevens-Jacobi, producer and director of the film, will lead a discussion about the passion behind reclaiming valuable resources, telling a good story and making a difference. A cocktail reception with light refreshments will follow.

For more about the barn, click here.

Seating is limited and advance registration is requested.




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Nov. 5
Film screening; meet the director