Wednesday, June 12, 2013

We celebrate barns!

A little mud doesn't stop us - the Barn Celebration carried on in rain, mud, and finally a great day of sunshine!

Inspiring speakers, great food and music, demonstrations of timber joinery, blacksmithing, weaving ... a good time for all of us at the Bushnell Farm in Old Saybrook. Thanks especially to our hosts Sherry and Herb Clark, and all the friends of barns and timber framing who gathered to make it a special time.

See videos of our speakers here:

Try out our new Barns Trail - get paper map and the iPhone App!
In the App Store, search for CT Barns

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Celebrate Barns - June 7-8

We are making final preparations for our two-day celebration starting with a gala evening and ending with a Hoedown. Bushnell Farm is at 1445 Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook - information here to register.

In between - an array of sessions and demonstrations of everything about barns - 

and we'll be introducing the new 

Connecticut Barns Trail

 with a beautiful printed map and a fun iPhone App!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Our first barns are on the State Register!

This morning the Historic Preservation Council of the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO - what we call the "shippo") voted to accept our first group of 20 barns to the State Register!

Our barn team at Historic Barns has been working on writing these for a year and a half, so it's a thrill to know that the goal is being reached.

Here is one of the most fun barns, in Monroe - the signage was originally visible from Main Street (Route 25) though now it's obscured by commercial buildings. So it's the private billboard of its owner who has personally gotten the signage restored when repainting the barn.

Congratulations to all the new State Register-listed properties!