For 35 years, Barber Auditorium has been a gathering place for lectures, performances, concerts, meetings, and campus ministries. It was built in honor of Mr. Harold Barber, Board of Trustees member, and his wife Annie Ford Barber, class of 1925 and one of five sisters who attended Belhaven.
In 2007, Barber underwent a complete renovation, and a dedication was held in the fall of 2008 with Barber family members, close friends, and Belhaven representatives in attendance. Along with new foyer furniture, hardwood and carpeted flooring, elegant curtains, and 148 newly re-covered theatre-style seats, the auditorium boasts of an updated audio and visual system with wireless internet, digital projection, two VGA computer inputs in the stage, two wireless microphones, two wired microphones, and a CD/DVD player.
Barber Family and Friends: (L to R) Back row: Ada Brandon, Kathy Hays, H. Barber Boone, Robert Barber, Jr., Walter T. Boone. Middle row: Julie Barber Weaver, Helen Barber Boone, Donna Barber, Allison Boone Ruhl. Front row: Annie Weaver, Helen Weaver, Ella Ruhl, Reese Ruhl, Ainsley Ruhl.