"A Leader in Ag-Preservation"
-State of Michigan Tribute Proclamation, 2007
Welcome to BARN DOOR PUBLISHING
Home of Award-Winning BARNS OF MICHIGAN
“Thank you for preserving family farm and barn heritage, an important part of Michigan’s history.”
SPECIAL TRIBUTE PROCLAMATION
Jointly Signed by Former Jennifer M. Granholm & 49th Michigan Legislature
"It's great...I love it!"-Ken Burns, Florentine Films
"Decades-long, 60,000 miles...
first to publish one-of-a-kind book..."
-Country Living Magazine
Barn Door Publishing exists to honor and pay tribute to Michigan's great farmers, ranchers, and barn owners dedicating twenty years in 2020 to our craft of designing and creating illustrated, limited edition books by award-winning Author and Photographer Brenda Ervin. Descendant of Michigan pioneer family farmers and barn builders, the author's thirty-five plus years collecting first--person accounts traveling 60,000 miles personally visiting farms and barn sites gathering their stories, and primary source documents has been recognized by key leaders and educators. Her passionate quest left no stone unturned while researching never-before-published narratives, and capturing images of our agricultural landscape. Barns of Michigan, compiled with dozens of images and irreplaceable tales, is now available at a pre-order rate. The most comprehensive volume ever published on the subject in the state this Best Edition volume, includes a wide range of topics and valuable information from previous editions plus some of the amazing additional Michigan barn heritage you'll discover:
“Brenda Ervin is an award-winning author and preservationist documenting and preserving numerous barns and farm family stories for over twenty years....her books caused farmers to look at their barns in a different light" -MICHIGAN HISTORY MAGAZINE (2008)
“Brenda’s beautiful and visually moving photographs capture the essence of Michigan’s agriculture heritage, which is our family farms and barns.” MICHIGAN ARTISTS GALLERY
Suttons Bay, MI
“I admire Barns of Michigan's author for thoroughness and approach to your subject.”
National Trust for Historic Preservation Magazine
by Brenda Ervin
Coming January 1, 2020
20th Anniversary Edition
Ps. 127: 1 "Unless the Lord build the house, we labor in vain to build it."
Proudly supporting Paralzed Veterans of America
& Michigan Agri-Women
Michigan History Magazine's "Loyal to the Land: the Davison-Evat Sesquicentennial Farm" by Barns of Michigan Author & Photographer Brenda Ervin
“...BARNS OF MICHIGAN IS A MONSTROUS EFFORT
…YOU’VE DONE A REAL SERVICE TO MICHIGAN'S AGRICULTURE”
~MICHIGAN FARM BUREAU
*Michigan's Oldest Continuously Farmed Farm & Barn
*Michigan's Oldest Stone Barn....Rare Octagons and Round Barns
ail Pouch Tobacco Signs & Barn "Signatures"
*Rare Stone & Wood Silos across the state...featuring a unique Silo Model (Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn)
*Michigan's Pioneer Barn Builders & Farmers
*19th-21st Century Women Farmers & Farm Wives
including the Bavarian Women Farmers of Saginaw County & Michigan Agri-Women
*Ann Arbor's Buffalo Farm & Landmark Barn Story, Preserved by Domino Farms Owner Tom Monaghan
*Michigan's Largest Octagon Barn & many Octagon and Round Barns throughout the State!
*Special Photographic Tribute Section of Barns Across the State and their Owners/Builders Heritage
*Michigan's Barn Churches & Spiritual Tales of Barn Churches including epic hymn Cass County's The Old Rugged Cross Barn...Greatest Wheat Experiment in the World, Lenawee County
*US, Canada & European Immigrant History, many New England Immigration Accounts
*Michigan's Community-wide Barn Preservations... Private Barn Restoration & Preservation...Early Initiative Interview with Michigan Barn Preservation Leader...and so much more!
PRE-ORDER PRICE if ordered by 10/1/19: $41.25, plus s/h $5.50
Regular Price: $5O, $5 S/h
Please contact us for price information if you represent a Library, Historical Society, Museum Price
Beautiful Glossy Cover Highlighting the Green
Meadows Farms Octagon Barn
Trade Bound, Size: 8.5 x 11
318 Pgs. / 100+ Photographs, 26-Chapters *Bibliography *Glossary *Endnotes
BDPLLC * PO Box 324* Owosso, MI 48867
"...It's her individual stories of the farms and barns that make these old buildings come alive." Mary Humstone, Founder, BARN AGAIN!
National Trust for Historic Preservation
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