Society & Culture
In her final class project, Sydney Hampshire chronicled the old barns of Flagstaff County.
Drive down any Alberta country road, and you’ll spot an old barn or two. While many just see them as relics of the past, Sydney Hampshire sees stories and history.
The recently graduated University of Alberta student has compiled a colourful book celebrating one community’s barns, paying tribute to the province’s agricultural heritage and to the idea of preserving the past.
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“Heritage should be thought of as things that we as a society want to keep for future generations,” said Hampshire, who took on the project to earn a leadership certificate through the U of A’s Peter Lougheed Leadership College. “Anything that’s built will fall down with time, especially the barns. It will be a different day when all those structures are gone, but we can document them.”...