Conferences

Bucks County Community College Sets Rural Stage for NBA’s 2014 Winter Meeting!

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in barn education, Barn Preservation, Conferences, Events | 2 comments

**Our 2014 Winter Meeting was canceled due to inclement weather, but the NBA is trying to partner with BCCC once again in 2015!  This time around, the meeting will take place on February 21-22, 2015. This guest post comes from Patricia Fisher-Olsen, Coordinator of the Historic Preservation Program  and lecturer at Bucks County Community College (BCCC) in eastern Pennsylvania.  This year BCCC has agreed to host the NBA’s Winter Meeting at their 200-acre Newtown campus where several of the school’s NRHP-listed buildings have been re-adapted to serve as classrooms –...

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Restore Oregon Holds Inaugural ‘Sustaining Heritage Barns’ Workshop

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in barn education, Barn Preservation, Conferences, Events | Comments Off on Restore Oregon Holds Inaugural ‘Sustaining Heritage Barns’ Workshop

This post submitted by NBA Board Member and Secretary, Gina Drew, of Oregon.  In addition to her work with the NBA, Gina chairs Restore Oregon’s Heritage Barn Taskforce, studies timber-framing construction methods, and restores architectural elements.  September was a very exciting month for those involved in barn preservation efforts across the state of Oregon.  Restore Oregon’s Heritage Barn Taskforce held their first ever inaugural ‘Sustaining Heritage Barns’ Workshop, and it was a resounding sold-out success!  This is so inspiring because it underscores what those of us in...

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Have you met Barny from Kansas?!?

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in Barn Preservation, Conferences, Events | Comments Off on Have you met Barny from Kansas?!?

Barny is the most colorful member of the Kansas Barn Alliance (KBA), and he is on the move!  You might have seen him already at a KBA workshop, or spotted him investigating historic barns in advance of repair work… Barny likes to strut his stuff around every barn he sees, but he appears to prefer the historic ones – we at the NBA suffer from a similar condition. Earlier this summer Barny dropped by the barn-repair crew at the Brokesh Barn in Republic County, Kansas.  This barn restoration is truly a family effort with determined kin travelling from as far as way as Florida and...

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A Student’s Review of the NBA/UMW Winter Meeting Collaboration

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in barn education, Barn Preservation, Conferences | Comments Off on A Student’s Review of the NBA/UMW Winter Meeting Collaboration

Guest post by Catherine A. Brau, a Historic Preservation student at the University of Mary Washington (UMW).  Our sincere thanks to Ms. Brau and the rest of the UMW and UDel students who participated in the Winter Meeting Presentations and shared their findings with us!   Barn lovers!  The National Barn Alliance Meeting was hosted on campus February 15th – 17th.  The National Barn Alliance is a non-profit organization committed to preserving America’s Historic barns while seeking to educate the public on efforts to preserve barns.  They encourage the documentation of barns and...

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Timber Framers Guild Conference October 17-21

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 in barn education, Barn Preservation, Conferences, Events, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Timber Framers Guild Conference October 17-21

Timber Framers Guild is holding their 2012 Eastern Conference in Leesburg, VA in the beautiful National Conference Center from October 17 until 21. They have an amazing program organized with diverse workshops around timber framing. Such are the offerings: – History of Timber Framing – Timber Framing Design with StretchUp – Fifty Shades of Green – Timber Framing for Commercial Construction There will be fun activities… music, fun, and axe throwing! The Timber Framers Guild is a partner organization with the National Barn...

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