The Heritage Barn Workshop is day-long educational experience featuring speakers, a tour of the restored Donald Manson barn, hands-on training, and sessions on barn construction and rehabilitation. Barn owners, historic preservationists, and the general public are invited, with no previous knowledge needed to have a good time. Snacks, beverages, and lunch are included in the registration fee.
Last year’s workshop was held at the 1862 Shipley-Cook Barn, one of only 23 remaining Pioneer-era barns still standing in the Willamette Valley. Although the barn was recently listed as one of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places due to significant structural deterioration, the barn will be undergoing rehabilitation this fall thanks to the awarding of $35,500 in rehabilitation grants. The in-progress work was showcased on September 26 to engage participants with the historic rehabilitation process.
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.
The annual workshop is organized by members of the Heritage Barn Taskforce