Hensleys to Speak on Barns in Eden
April 7, 2004
(Torrington, WY) Marcia and Michael Hensley, residents of Farson, Wyoming, and retired professors of English, Speech and Theater at Western Wyoming College, will present "If Barns Could Talk: Creating Eden in the High Desert of Wyoming" on April 22, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at the Eastern Wyoming College Tebbet building, room 131-132. Their program, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored locally by EWC and funded by the Wyoming Council for the Humanities as part of its support of the Smithsonian exhibit Barn Again! traveling to six sites in Wyoming this year.
The Hensleys argue in their presentation that barns are emblematic of rural communities, revealing the history and character of the community and its ties to agriculture. The Eden Valley barns tell the story of resilient people determined to turn the desert into a garden. Photographs show the historical changes of barns in the area.
Marcia Hensley formerly directed the Western American Studies Program at WWC and Mike was director of Media Series there. Both have been frequent members of the WCH Speakers Bureau. This program was selected as part of the Council's 2004 Speakers Bureau which provides humanities programs to nonprofit organizations across the state and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and private contributions. For more information call (307) 721-9243 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.