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2016 Heritage Barn Workshop

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Have you ever wondered what steps you need to take to restore a historic barn? Or how to fund a rehabilitation? Well, look no further! The 2016 Heritage Barn Workshop will educate and provide hands-on experience for attendees. Held at Champoeg State Park featuring the 1862 Donald Manson Barn, the workshop will showcase its restoration after years of deterioration.

Restore Oregon advocates for the rehabilitation and preservation of historic barns because they define Oregon’s agricultural heritage and landscape. We recognize that owners face in rehabilitating and repurposing these historic structures and our workshop fosters creative ways to preserve and perpetuate new life for these rural landmarks.

The workshop will feature speakers, hands-on training, and sessions on barn condition assessment and stabilization. Over the course of the day there will be a demonstration on how to craft a mortise and tenon joint using historic methods by workshop sponsor, New Energy Works Timberframers. Barn owners, historic preservationists, and the general public are invited with no previous knowledge needed to participate. Snacks, beverages, lunch and parking are included in the registration fee.

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.

Sponsored by: Greenline Fine Woodworking and New-Energy-Works-Logo-Horizontal-Orange-with-tag

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The annual workshop is organized by members of the Heritage Barn Taskforce


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Heritage Barn Workshop heads to Champoeg

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 […]

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Pioneer Mothers Cabin to be Rescued from Willamette

One of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places, the Depression-era Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin in Champoeg, is one step closer to being saved thanks to the coordinated efforts of the Oregon State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Portland design-build firm Arciform LLC. The process of cataloguing, tagging, deconstructing, and prepping the cabin for […]

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Pioneer Mothers Cabin, Champoeg

Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin, Champoeg Statistics Built: 1931 Address: 8035 Champoeg Rd. NE Architect: Daughters of the American Revolution Designation: Located within National Register Historic District Status: SAVED! Disassembled and moved from the river's edge with work being conducted by Arciform. The Cabin is open to the public. News and Updates May 17, 2015: Grand [...]
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