Restore Oregon’s September Heritage Barn Workshop 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 workshop will be held in the Portland area in 2015.
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 26
Last year’s workshop presentations included a history of the Hanley Farm, visual presentations about barn types and construction methods, information about Southern Oregon’s agricultural history, best practice guides for rehabilitating and funding historic barns, and field sessions on documenting and assessing barn features. The keynote presentation by David Rogers of Logs & Timbers, Inc., taught participants how timber frame barns were constructed and there were opportunities to practice hewing a timber with your own hands! Additional speakers included Dawna Curler, George Kramer, Joy Sears, and members of the Heritage Barn Taskforce.
The workshop venue, the Hanley Farm Barn, was built of hand-hewn timber frame construction in about 1854. Impressive 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.
Tickets: $35 for Restore Oregon; $45 non-members (includes lunch, snacks, and all necessary materials; non-refundable).
Additional Information: Participants are asked to wear closed-toe shoes, sign a liability waiver, and inform Restore Oregon staff if they will be arriving late due to travel arrangements. A limited number of scholarships are available upon request to those experiencing financial hardship.