Barn Preservation

NBA Partners with Belmont College for 2016 Spring Meeting in Ohio

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in barn education, Barn Preservation, Conferences, workshop | 1 comment

National Barn Alliance’s 2016 Spring Meeting to be Hosted by Preservation Program at Belmont College in Ohio! The National Barn Alliance (NBA), whose mission is to protect and preserve America’s historic barns and rural heritage, is partnering with the Building Preservation/Restoration (BPR) Program at Belmont College to offer a unique glimpse into the physical labor and craftsmanship behind saving our barns. The Spring Meeting will be held at Belmont College in St. Clairsville, Ohio, from April 8-10, 2016. BPR Program students will be leading hands-on demonstrations during the...

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NBA’s 2015 in Review

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Agricultural Architecture, barn education, Barn Preservation | Comments Off on NBA’s 2015 in Review

The National Barn Alliance in 2015 (as faithfully reported by NBA Vice President, Chuck Bultman) As 2015 draws to a close we, like many, reflect on our past year. But we don’t just do that and send it to you so we can get a pat on the back, or an “attaboy.” No we do it to keep you informed about where we are focusing our efforts as you may have an opinion about what we are, or are not accomplishing. We welcome your feedback. We also do this to add to the conversation about barn preservation in the hopes that you will be talking about it with your friends and colleagues and...

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Ghosts of Barns Past

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Agricultural Architecture, barn education, Barn Preservation | 1 comment

These observations come to us from our resident “barn medium” Jeffrey Marshall, a past NBA VP and current President of the Historic Farm and Barn Foundation of Pennsylvania. Many current barns represent “Second Generation” structures replacing original, often smaller pioneer structures.  In the spirit of Halloween and ghosts, here are two examples of “ghosts of barns past.”  The first is located on Woolverton Road, in Stockton NJ.  Note the detailed image showing tapered rafters and tie beam are visible and the roughness of the stones at the right–this suggests...

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Dating Barns in New Jersey with Dendrochronology

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in barn education, Barn Preservation, Barn Tour, Events | Comments Off on Dating Barns in New Jersey with Dendrochronology

Dating Barns in Holland Township, New Jersey with Dendrochronology (Part 1) This month’s post was written by NBA member and Historic Preservation Consultant, Carla Cielo.  She has been working hard for many years to raise awareness of historic barns in her area and will be featuring some of the results of this work during the first-ever Dendro-Dated Barn Tour later this month on October 17th. Dendrochronology which is commonly known as tree ring dating, derives the felling date of the trees that were used to build a structure. At $2,000 a barn, few can afford the luxury of dating...

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NBA Partners with Indiana Barn Foundation for 2015 Conference

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in barn education, Barn Preservation, Barn Tour, Conferences, Teamwork & Timbers | Comments Off on NBA Partners with Indiana Barn Foundation for 2015 Conference

Indiana Barn Foundation and National Barn Alliance Coming Together July 18th to Talk Barn Preservation!  Some of our biggest barn-loving fans are certainly aware of the great strides that the Indiana Barn Foundation (IBF) has made in its first two years, but the NBA couldn’t be more excited to travel to Indianapolis next month for the organization’s 2nd Annual Meeting and Conference at the Normandy Barn of the Indiana State Fairgrounds from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, July 18th.  If you missed the NBA in Indianapolis for the 2013 National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference,...

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