A Rural Revolution: Indiana's Round Barns
The barn is an icon of the heartland’s rural landscape. Yet one unique type of barn is disappearing in Indiana. The circular barn, already a rarity among Midwestern farm architecture, is falling victim to nature, fire, age and obsolescence. Among Indiana’s iconic rural landmarks, more than 220 round or polygonal barns once inhabited the Hoosier countryside. But in the state once touted as the ‘Round Barn Capital of the World’ fewer than a third remain. "A Rural Revolution: Indiana’s Round Barns" examines the importance of round barns to the state’s agricultural history and the current efforts to preserve them. Scheduled for broadcast on WTIU in August. www.wtiu.org/roundbarns
The Story of Terre Haute
The Story of Terre Haute, Indiana, is a story of the American experience. A one-time boomtown that flourished during the nation’s Westward expansion and gained national standing during the Industrial Age, Terre Haute today is a typical Midwestern city whose star has long since faded as the city has struggled to keep up with changing times. A blue-collar community and a college town, Terre Haute has survived bouts of political corruption, labor unrest, and hard-hitting economic setbacks, and remains resilient. Experience this community as you’ve never seen it before, get a glimpse of its storied past, take a clear-eyed look at the city today, and cast an eye toward what the future may hold in store for this community on the Banks of the Wabash.
'The Story of Terre Haute' is available in Terre Haute at Envisionary Media's offices, Baesler's Market, The Open Door and online at www.terrehautedocumentary.com