New England barns

NBA Virtual Lecture #2

Posted by on Sep 15, 2020 in Agricultural Architecture, barn education, Barn Preservation, Books, New England barns, Virtual Presentation | Comments Off on NBA Virtual Lecture #2

Join us for another presentation in support of barn-preservation education This free lecture will be hosted via Zoom and is open to anyone with an interest in learning more about historic barns! It will be held Wednesday, September 30th at 6 pm EST and is entitled, “The History of Agriculture as Told by Barns.” See the description below for details. To register for this event, send an email to RSVP with your name and location (city/county, state) to by Sunday, September 27th. We will send an email with the details to call or login to all...

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In Madison, New Hampshire – A Tour of 100 Year Old Barns

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in barn education, Barn Tour, Events, New England barns, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on In Madison, New Hampshire – A Tour of 100 Year Old Barns

This post comes from our barn-loving friends in Madison, NH.  This is the first year of their barn tour, but it will certainly not be their last!  What a great event! The Madison Historic Barn Tour weekend, July 11 & 12, 2014 is fast approaching. With seven wonderful old 18th and 19th century barns on the tour, including E.E. Cummings’ Joy Farm, interest is growing rapidly.  The small Town of Madison is located in the beautiful Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire. Incorporated in 1852, Madison has a long and interesting history as a farming and tourist community. Town tax...

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Now Showing: A New England Barn Model!

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in barn education, Events, New England barns, Teamwork & Timbers, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Now Showing: A New England Barn Model!

Last winter the NBA was contacted by Tom Musco, a fellow barn-enthusiast and timber framer who was interested in making a barn model that embodied building traditions of New England barns.  Past President, Charles Leik, corresponded regularly with Musco, and members of the Board met this crafty go-getter at the CT Trust’s “Celebration of Barns” last month, just as he was booking the model’s first raisings. Supplying every bit of the materials, time, and skill involved in construction, Musco based his model on typical English barn dimensions (30’ x 40’) found in the region. ...

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