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Review for The Farm Historical Society, Summertown, TN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've read about The Farm Community in Summertown, Tennessee over the years, and had an opportunity to visit recently. In its Welcome Center there's a small room (maybe 8' x 8') with a little memorabilia collected since its beginning, but considering the large impact The Farm has had locally and even globally, I left thinking "this collection effort deserves so much more." In fact, it deserves a full-scale museum with high-quality displays in a dedicated building. It deserves a large collection of audio, video, and written memories of past residents. There are no "Museums of the Counterculture," but there should be. The impact for good that came from the counterculture movement of the '60s and '70s runs deep in today's American civic culture. And The Farm has always been at the vanguard of living out such values as democracy, compassion, environmental respect, kindness, and simple livelihood. I urge others to support the efforts of The Farm Historical Society to document and archive what The Farm has achieved since its inception while early memories are still vivid and important artifacts survive. The Farm will continue thriving for decades, but securing its history needs our help now.

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