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Barn Architecture & Preservation Options

Come and learn the distinguishing characteristics of barns from the early 18th century through the early 20th century in southeastern PA and the variety of methods that are being used to preserve these rural gems.

On Thursday, June 26, 2008 we will be having another special guest at our Society meeting. Jeffrey L. Marshall is the Vice President of Resource Protection at the Heritage Conservancy headquartered in Doylestown, PA. He will give a presentation on the book, "The Barns of Bucks County" which he co-authored with Willis M. Rivinus. Mr. Marshall will use the book's highly illustrated text to present the variety of barn types found throughout the southeast region and discuss the common barn construction features and different types of timber framing techniques that were used to create these castles in the fields.

This presentation will be held at our own Indenhofen Barn at the intersection of Skippack Pike (Rt. 73), Old Forty Foot Road, and Evansburg Road, starting at 7:30 pm.

This is a free presentation and all are welcome. It is co-sponsored by the Skippack Historical Society and Heritage Conservancy. A brief book signing will be held after the presentation.

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