Jun 27, 2019 - Jun 26, 2019
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Danville Train Station
677 Craghead Street
Danville, VA 24541
Join Preservation Virginia and History United for a free Tobacco Barn History Program featuring a screening of Down in the Old Belt: Voices from the Tobacco South, a film created by Jim Crawford in 2005 and funded by Virginia Humanities. The film is based on interviews and oral histories of tobacco farming families and traces the history and culture of tobacco in the Old Belt of Virginia.
The program also features updates on the Tobacco Barn Preservation Project, a partnership between Preservation Virginia and JTI. Copies of “Tobacco Barns, Preserving History in the Old Belt” will also be for sale.
You are invited to bring photographs, documents, artifacts or other tobacco barn-related items to be scanned or photographed. The images of these items will be curated and made available to the public to help with research and educational projects.