The Voices from the Land Photography Exhibition Opens on September 18 at the Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock, VT
Local Photographer Jim Westphalen Captures the Rural Beauty of
Historic Vermont and Beyond
WOODSTOCK, VT (September 9, 2021) – The Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock, VT, presents the Voices from the Land exhibition by celebrated Vermont photographer Jim Westphalen. The exhibition, in partnership with the Woodstock Inn & Resort, is open from September 18 through October 20.
The Voices from the Land will tell the story of Americans who have forged, and continue to forge, a life from the land. There will be 22 large-format photographs created with Jim’s vintage 4×5 view camera that he’s adapted for digital capture. The featured images will be available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds supporting the Billings Farm & Museum.
“It’s an honor to host this special exhibition,” said David Simmons, Executive Director of the Billings Farm & Museum. “Billings Farm & Museum is a natural venue for Jim Westphalen’s striking and stunning images of rural America.”
As a professional photographer for more than 30 years, Jim Westphalen documents scenes of human occupation within natural surroundings, with images of aging farms, barns, and other rural structures across America. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, he moved to Vermont in 1996 to be closer to the rural landscape he loves, and it has been home ever since.
The Voices from the Land exhibition is included with admission to the Billings Farm & Museum. Guests of the Woodstock Inn & Resort receive complimentary admission to the farm and exhibition. Find more information here.
The Billings Farm & Museum is open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm through October 31 and weekends from 10:00am to 4:00pm during November through February. Admission rates, hours, and events can be found by visiting www.billingsfarm.org.
For the continued safety of our staff and guests, all guests over the age of 2 are required to wear a face covering in all indoor spaces. For outdoor spaces, mask wearing is optional for fully-vaccinated persons; unvaccinated persons must wear masks when around people and unable to maintain 6’ physical distances. No entry is permitted without a face covering. Visit www.billingsfarm.org/safety/ for details.
About Billings Farm & Museum
Located in Woodstock, Vermont, the Billings Farm & Museum is an operating Jersey dairy farm that continues a 150-year tradition of agricultural excellence with a museum offering programs and exhibits that explore Vermont’s rural heritage and values. Find more information at www.billingsfarm.org.
About the Woodstock Inn & Resort
Located in idyllic Woodstock, Vermont, the Woodstock Inn & Resort defines country sophistication in one of New England’s most charming and popular year-round vacation destinations. The 142-room, AAA Four Diamond Resort, and a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection, offers award-winning dining in two restaurants, ranked among the finest in New England. The Woodstock Inn & Resort is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc. Proceeds from Resort operations support The Woodstock Foundation and Billings Farm & Museum education and conservation programs. For more information about the resort visit: www.woodstockinn.com.