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B1 Down Rural Roads

Description: Local rural roads lead to vestiges of old American farms that hint of our agrarian past. Tyre and Jane Yancey have traveled the back roads of the Shenandoah Valley photographing and documenting farm buildings and folk art. This course addresses the evolution of silos, the architecture and function of old barns (many of which reflect the German and Swiss heritage of their builders), the changing landscape of the farming community, and folk art. Here we can glimpse our historical past. The last class will feature a related field trip that provides additional glimpses into local history.

Instructor: Tyre Yancey is an author and photographer. His work resulted in a 2006 book titled, "Vanishing Farms: Tyre Yancey, Locustcrest Farm, and his Photographic Compendium of Valley Farm Structures". In 2012, they published, "RFD Folk Art", containing photographs of unique folk art mail boxes.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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