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Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 12:31 pm

Documentary to be screened at GC Historical Society

Between September and December of 2018, Paul Mueller directed and produced a documentary interviewing William Barker, longtime Grundy County Police Officer; Scott Parrish, Manager of the Monteagle Assembly; Oliver Jervis, President at the Grundy County Heritage Center; Bobby Wiggins, resident of Summerfield; Paul Larry Phipps, resident of Tracy City; and Denis Marlowe, whose family was heavily involved with Highlander, about the history of the Highlander Folk School in Summerfield.
The 75-minute documentary will be screened on March 28, at the Grundy County Historical Society, in Tracy City, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Following the presentation, the public is invited to discuss their perspectives on the role of Highlander in Grundy County with Jervis, Emily Senefeld, and Mueller.
A Sewanee student, Mueller created the documentary in an effort to kindle discussions with the community. The film aims to show various perspectives on Highlander’s relationship with its neighbors from its founding to its departure in 1961.