New England barns

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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