Helen Hegener's eagerly-awaited book, The Matanuska Colony Barns, is available at last. This book is filled with over 200 beautiful photos of the barns which remain in the valley as the legacy of the Matanuska Colony. But that's not all. Helen conducted extensive research in the history of each of the barns, and into the history of barns in Alaska in general, in preparing this book. If you live in the Matanuska Valley or are part of a colony family, this book is a must-have addition to your colony collection. But it is also a marvelous book for anyone who loves and cares about barns - and those people are everywhere. Each summer as we show our films in the Wineck Barn at the Alaska State Fair, we meet people from all over who simply love barns.
Helen is giving a presentation about the Matanuska Colony Barns on Wednesday May 15 at the monthly Palmer Historical Society meeting. Oh, and she'll have books available for purchase!.