Art Beat traveled to Florence to meet the Bensons, a husband and wife team who create story poles — think totem poles with a twist. They create the poles on commission based on family histories. Learn how consulting the log is an integral part of the process of crafting a lasting family heirloom.

First Broadcast: 2003
Producer: Schabel

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Original Broadcast: July 9, 2004