Posts Tagged ‘barns’

Barn Preservation Task Force website currently offline

| December 1st, 2009 | No Comments »

In 2003 Preservation Massachusetts established the Barn Preservation Task Force program, which seeks to promote the preservation and reuse of historic barns threatened by neglect, development, and changing agricultural needs. Partnering with regional planning agencies and other preservation organizations, the Task Force promotes advocacy, awareness and education about the importance of historic barns and preservation possibilities

With four successful conferences, the Barn Task Force focused on utilizing their web site to extend more awareness and resources to people and communities seeking to preserve their historic barns, farm buildings and agricultural lands.

The BTF web site is currently offline and the resources, FAQ’s and links will be incorporated into PM’s new organizational web site. We will be using this page to post updates and important informational resources in the meantime.

If you have questions pertaining to a historic barn or farm building, please contact:

Historic Barns of SouthEastern MA

| September 16th, 2009 | No Comments »

FREE event:  Barns are a treasured part of the rural Massachusetts landscape but are too quickly becoming an endangered species. Hear about the styles of barns in Southeastern Massachusetts, tips on stabilizing barns until full preservation can begin, and how the Community Preservation Act supports historic preservation in other Massachusetts towns. Speakers include master timberframer Ian Ellison and other Massachusetts historic preservation specialists. Submit pictures of local barns with specific questions to Kelley Whitmore, Please know we may not be able to cover all submissions. Pre-registration via email to Kelley is requested by not required.

To RSVP, go to our Facebook event page!