A Mule At The Library?

06/18/2015 06:30

No...  But Bernie Harberts will be there to entertain you with his photographs and stories of how he and Woody traveled across North Carolina.

Mark your calendar, and then join us at the library as the Friends of Madison County Library welcome Road Scholar Bernie Harberts for a delightful presentation about his adventures in


Hoofing It By Mule Across North Carolina


To document and preserve the state’s vanishing rural culture, Bernie Harberts and his mule, Woody, spent four months traveling 600 miles from the NC coast to the Great Smokey Mountains. Hosted extensively by families they met along the way, Harberts created an extraordinary collection of local photos and recollections that could only be acquired by traveling at the speed of conversation.

Harberts’ program consists of slides, recipes and lively stories that let you experience the vanishing web of rural NC life. Join him and discover why Pin Hook was named for the way early residents fished, Hell Town has nothing to do with the devil, and flour burgers face extinction.


Where: Madison County Public Library, 1335 N. Main St. in Marshall

When: Thursday, June 18 at 6:30pm

Cost: Free

Refreshments will be provided. Please join us!


Hosted by your Madison County Public Libraries and the Friends of the Madison County Library


This presentation is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council.

The  North Carolina Humanities Council is a nonprofit foundation and a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.