The inclusion of the Reece Farm and Heritage Center in The Southern Literary Trail was celebrated on Friday, September 14 with members of the Board of Directors, Board of Advisors and members of the press present. Dr. John Kay, chair of the Byron Herbert Reece Society made remarks about the high honor, and then Mr. William Gantt of Birmingham, Director of the Southern Literary Trail was present and formally welcomed the Center into Literary Trail membership.
In his remarks Mr. Gantt said “When it comes to Byron Herbert Reece, both as a poet and an artist, he is unique among the writers of the Southern Literary Trail in a very significant way. We celebrate others…William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Erskin Caldwell and Borden Deal…who were born on farms and even lived on them for a part of their lives. But only Byron Herbert Reece dedicated his life to working the land that he wrote so passionately and poetically about… I have no doubt that the Southern writers whom we honor in our Literary Trail welcome him to their table.”
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The Reece Farm and Heritage Center is open to the public Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and on Sunday from 1 pm until 5 pm. The site features a gift shop and museum at no charge, and a minimal admission fee for farming exhibits and access to the beautiful grounds along Wolf Creek.