Preserving Heritage Barns

Have you hugged a barn today? Learn more about Washington state’s historic barns at the November 30th, AKCHO monthly membership meeting (Association of King County Historical Organizations). Individuals and organizations can be AKCHO members. Here’s more info about the meeting from AKCHO (members and guests are welcome):

“Preserving Heritage Barns”
Meeting Date: Tuesday, November 30, at 9:30 am
Meeting Location: Stimson-Green Mansion (Washington Trust for Historic Preservation HQ)
Address: 1204 Minor Avenue, Seattle (on First Hill)

If there is one thing we know for sure in the world of historic preservation, it is the following: everybody loves old barns. The evidence abounds – barn images appear on postcards, serve as the inspiration for gallery exhibits, show up on marketing materials for everything from farmer’s markets to scenic byway publications and, in Washington at least, passion for historic barns has generated the Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative to raise awareness of these rural icons and assist in barn preservation.

In May, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation convened advocates for heritage barns at their 2010 Heritage Barn Conference in Walla Walla. The Conference highlighted the successes and challenges of barn preservation. Chris Moore, Field Director for the Washington Trust will present the Heritage Barn Initiative. One outcome has been the designation of 422 Heritage Barns statewide. The Washington Trust administers matching grants for heritage barns, 31 grants have been awarded to stabilize and rehabilitate heritage barns. Chris will tell the stories and show the pictures of Heritage Barns across the State.

For additional program information you may contact Chris Moore at 206-624-9449. On-street parking is available, and there are several paid parking lots in the vicinity.  The small parking lot located in front of the Carriage House is reserved for Mansion tenants.

Public Transportation: The Stimson-Green Mansion is serviced by Metro Transit Route 2.