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Michigan Barn Tour. Beauties of Central Michigan.

Posted by on Mar 16, 2012 in barn education, Barn Preservation, Featured Barn, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Michigan Barn Tour. Beauties of Central Michigan.

The wind mills worked overtime as a cold wind whipped over the Michigan landscape as snow flurries fell from clouds. Both reminded everyone on the Michigan Barn Preservation Network annual conference bus tour that it was still winter. While the winter was cold, the mood on the tour was warm and excited to see beautiful barns. There were nine barns on this all day tour. Every barn has a story. 1. Auto-Owners Insurance Company Barn. This barn was originally built to house dairy cattle and contained one of the early milking parlor systems in Michigan. It is one of the very few Gothic style...

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Buffalo 7th Graders Raise a Model Barn [video]

Posted by on Oct 26, 2011 in barn education, Barn Preservation, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Buffalo 7th Graders Raise a Model Barn [video]

On October 18, over 200 7th and 8th graders from the Waterfront School in Buffalo, NY, built a model of a “Dutch” barn typically found in New York from 130 wooden pieces using only simple hand tools and without nails. Teamworks and Timbers is the National Barn Alliance educational outreach program bringing youth face-to-face with America’s disappearing rural heritage and trades. The program is designed to plant the seed for preservation while sharing history and teaching science/engineering/construction skills to youth in grades 4-12. This program was in conjunction with the National...

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Back from Buffalo!

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011 in barn education, Barn Preservation, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Back from Buffalo!

The National Barn Alliance is back from the National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference in Buffalo. And we are still giddy from it! We had many successes over that week.   On Tuesday, we raised a Dutch model barn as part of our educational program, Teamworks & Timbers, with 200 students from the Waterfront School in Buffalo.           On Wednesday, we held an affinity luncheon for thirty friends of historic barns where we gave away Charles Leik’s maple syrup from his Michigan farm and a barn puzzle during a trivia...

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“Building The Dutch Barn” Film

Posted by on Oct 4, 2011 in Barn Preservation, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on “Building The Dutch Barn” Film

The Barn Journal had an opportunity to sit down with film maker and photographer, Brandt Bolding, on his short film, Building The Dutch Barn. Thanks to the support of the Ambesby-Mawby Foundation, this film was made possible. Brandt Bolding’s photographs have been in exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the Northeast, and have appeared in newspapers, journals, and publications by various preservation organizations in New York State. His work on agricultural life will be the subject of a solo exhibition at The Arkell Museum in Canajoharie, NY, later in 2011. Two of his photographs...

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