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Life in Pinecraft: A Conversation with Katie Troyer

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

New College of Florida Humanities Division is hosting a discussion with photographer Katie Troyer in conversation with JB Miller in conjunction with the exhibition “Life in Pinecraft Through the Eyes of Katie Troyer,” open to the public at the Carlisle Inn from February 7th through February 24th. Troyer and Miller will discuss her early years, struggles as a young Amish woman in Ohio, the role that photography has played in her life and how Troyer portrays the Pinecraft community in Sarasota.

Katie Troyer is one of the most belover personalities in the Pinecraft community. She grew up in an Amish family in Ohio, and after living in various Amish communities in the US and Canada, she moved to Pinecraft in 2008. Having been born a little person, she found Pinecraft to be a welcoming community. She is an unofficial photographer of the community. Through her photographs, which she collects on an annual calendar and on her popular Instagram account @Pinecraftblog, Katie shows her perspective on the daily life of the unique Amish and Mennonite community in Sarasota. JB Miller grew up in Pinecraft in a Mennonite family with Amish roots and has been a witness to the growth and changes to the community over the decades.

This event is free and open to the public. Desserts and beverages provided by Der Dutchman will be provided after the discussion.This program and the exhibition “Life in Pinecraft Through the Eyes of Katie Troyer” are funded in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grant in partnership with New College of Florida. Support is also provided by the Mellon Foundation, Der Dutchman, DutchCrafters Amish Furniture, Belier Auto Repair, and the Carlisle Inn.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 7 @ 7:00 pm -
February 7 @ 8:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Dr. JB Miller, New College of Florida;Katie Troyer, Photographer
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Event Contact:

Manuel Lopez
(941) 487-4317

Event Venue:

Carlisle Inn
3727 Bahia Vista St
Sarasota, Florida 34232
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Venue Phone:
(941) 487-4317

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