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Heritage Barn Workshop

September 27 @ 10:00 am  - 4:00 pm

Join Restore Oregon and the Barns Taskforce for the 2014 Heritage Barn Workshop at Southern Oregon’s Hanley Farm. This day-long hands-on education program will teach participants about barn styles and types, introduce basic concepts of barn documentation, and demonstrate the types of tools used to build (and restore) historic barns. The 2013 workshop was featured in the National Barn Alliance’s Journal.

The Hanley Farm barn was built of hewn construction in about 1854. Twelve inch sills support the main barn and mortise and tenon joinery, pinned with wood, exists throughout. Only about a dozen barns across Oregon predate the Hanley barn and it is the oldest barn in Southern Oregon.

Workshop presentations will include a history of the Hanley Farm, visual presentation about barn types and construction methods, infromation about Southern Oregon’s agricultural history, best practice guides for barn rehabilitation (and funding), and field sessions on identifying barn features. The keynote presentation by David Rogers of Logs & Timbers, Inc., will teach participants how timber-frame barns were constructed and allow hands-on experience hewing timbers.

Whether you’re a barn owner, a preservation professional, or just an admirer of rural heritage, this workshop will provide the basics of what it takes to document and preserve Oregon’s historic barns.

Saturday September 27, 2014
Hanley Farm
1053 Hanley Road
Central Point, OR 97502

Tickets: $35 members; $45 non-members (includes lunch and snacks)