Posts Tagged "national trust for historic preservation"

NBA Goes on the Road to Savannah, GA!

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in Barn Preservation, Conferences, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Here we go again!   NBA Board Members and state barn organization partners are volunteering their time and energy to continue the NBA’s presence at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual conference.  This year, the action is in Savannah, Georgia, where we connect with preservationists of all kinds to engage them in conversations about saving America’s historic barns! What does an urban landscape like Savannah have to offer barn lovers?  We think the trip to the South has a lot of potential!  The state of Georgia was one of the first to create an historic...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Kids Build Life-Size 3-D Puzzle: 7th Graders Raise a Model Barn

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in barn education, Barn Preservation, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Kids Build Life-Size 3-D Puzzle: 7th Graders Raise a Model Barn

Teenagers shuffle into the auditorium. They are seated and have a look of disinterest. Keith Cramer, National Barn Alliance board member, asks how many kids have seen a barn. Less than half of the 7th graders raise their hands. Cramer then tells them they are going to raise barn. The looks of disinterest start to turn into looks of curiosity and then excitement. 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...

Read More