In 1862 Donald Manson pioneered the Oregon art of sustainable construction. Using timbers salvaged from the flood-ravaged town of Champoeg, Manson built a new barn. His barn and its reclaimed components now form the focal point of the visitor center compound at Champoeg State Park where Restore Oregon will host its Heritage Barn Workshop on October 1st.
Mr. Manson and the story of his barn will be featured in a presentation by Daniel Klug, Park Ranger and historian. The day and its content is meant as an introduction to all of the varied aspects of barn ownership: structural assessment, barn architecture and typology, funding for barn repairs, succession planning for family barns, and stories of success elsewhere in Oregon. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of both the challenges and opportunities which face the stewards of historic barns across the state.
A program of Restore Oregon and its Heritage Barns Taskforce, the workshop has been previously held in Lake Oswego, Central Point, and Corvallis. This year we partner with Oregon State Parks to offer an opportunity to learn from the restoration of Donald Manson Barn within the natural beauty of Champoeg State Park. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about Oregon’s agricultural landmarks.
More information and registration can be found at http://restoreoregon.org/event/barns/