Posts Tagged "barn preservation"

Good Stewardship: Farmland Conservation & Barn Preservation Go Hand-in-Hand!

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Barn Preservation, Farmland Conservation, Featured Barn, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Good Stewardship: Farmland Conservation & Barn Preservation Go Hand-in-Hand!

This month’s post comes to us from dedicated members of The Franklin Trust (FLT) out of western Massachusetts — “a non-profit organization that assists farmers and other landowners who want to protect their land from unwanted development.”  The NBA is pleased to the growing interest in land conservation as it relates to saving resources of all sorts — including the historic built environment!   The people of Plainfield and of Western Massachusetts are privileged to have had the historic 107-acre Guyette Farm donated to the Franklin Land Trust. Under the...

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Share Your Story with the NBA: Write for our newsletter, e-news, and blog!

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in barn education, Barn Preservation, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Share Your Story with the NBA: Write for our newsletter, e-news, and blog!

The National Barn Alliance is seeking articles and contributors for our newsletter, “The Barn Door,” our e-newsletter and our blog, “The Barn Journal.”  The “The Barn Door” is bi-annual publication mailed to our membership.  Articles may also be posted on here, on “The Barn Journal,” and shared via the NBA’s Facebook, Twitter, Linked In page, or Youtube channel. We encourage individuals as well as our state and local barn preservation partners to share updates on their activities. This is an opportunity to share your successes with others working to...

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The Doncaster Barn or Bayers Barn

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in barn education, Barn Preservation, Featured Barn, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on The Doncaster Barn or Bayers Barn

                A guest post by NBA member, Jill Hotchkiss. The old round barn just outside Twin Bridges, Montana was built in 1882 by Noah Armstrong, one of the lesser known Copper Kings, who was at that time superintendent of the Glendale smelter and discoverer of the Hecla mine in western Montana. Being from Kentucky, Armstrong had a love for horses and horse racing. He purchased the ranch in 1882 calling it the Doncaster Ranch after one of his favorite race horses. He then built a magnificent three-story round barn in which to raise and train race...

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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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A Barn with Many Questions in the Saucon Valley

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in barn education, Barn Preservation | 2 comments

This is a guest post by Jeff Marshall, NBA Vice  President. The Saucon Valley Conservancy held its annual barn tour on September 15, 2012.  The Saucon alley is located in southeastern Pennsylvania including parts of Bucks, Lehigh and Northampton counties.  This year the focus of the barn tour was twentieth century barns where in the past, 18th and 19th century barns were featured.  The barns included several late versions of Pennsylvania barns as one would expect to see in this region and other examples of gambrel roof barns that are typically seen in other sections of the...

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