Assessing Old Barns: Setting a Game Plan for Repairs

Presented in partnership with Prescott Farm.

Ian Blackman of Blackman Restoration and Preservation, will lead participants through a condition assessment of the two late 19th century barns at Prescott Farm explaining what to look for while conducting an assessment, and what the findings might tell us of the history of the barn, and how to develop a prioritized game plan for repairs. Prescott Farm will be starting a complete restoration of its large 1882 barn and attached dairy barn this spring. The restoration will be from the foundation up and will involve supporting the barn while the stone foundation is rebuilt and drainage is installed.

This workshop is the first of three that will be offered during the restoration project. It's a great opportunity to be on the job site of an active barn project and be involved in a detailed discussion of the repairs, barn preservation strategies, and stewardship with barn experts. The workshop will include an overview of the Preservation Alliance's barn assessment grant program and the statewide tax intensive program for barns.  Participants are encouraged to bring photos of their own barns for discussion at the end of the program. Lunch not included, but feel free to bring a picnic lunch to eat at the farm after the program. 

This is the first in a series of three barn workshops at Prescott Farm. Scroll down in the event calendar for details on the second and third  workshops in the series:
May 13, 2017 - Repair and Restoration of Stone Foundations and Stone Walls
July 15, 2017 - Step-by-Step Profile: 1882 Timber Frame Restoration at Prescott Farm

Registration required online or by calling the NH Preservation Alliance at 603-224-2281.

Members (Alliance or Prescott Farm) - $20; all three workshops - $50
Non-members - $25; all three workshops - $65