A panel of barn historians and preservationists discuss “A History of Leelanau County Barns and Agriculture,” Sunday, October 28, 2 pm at the Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.
GAAC Gallery Manager Sarah Bearup-Neal leads this conversational exploration of the restoration, preservation, and community use of the former Leelanau County Poor Farm Barn; and how farming defined the historic Port Oneida community in Leelanau County. Panelists are: Stephen Stier, preservation builder, barnwright and Vice-President of Michigan Barn Preservation Network; Bill Herd, President of Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear, and retired Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park Ranger/Historic Interpreter; and Susan Pocklington, Director, Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear.
“A History of Leelanau County Barns and Agriculture” is presented as part of the GAAC’s exhibition agriCULTURE: Barnyards and Farmscapes, on display through November 1. agriCULTURE receives partial support from the Michigan Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The panel discussion is free and open to the public. For more information go to GlenArborArt.org.