History of Agriculture as Told by Barns

Nottingham Historical Society
Nottingham Old Town Hall
129 Stage Road, Nottingham
 

John Porter, UNH Cooperative Extension, will present this illustrated lecture focusing on three centuries of barn architectural styles and how they changed with the change in farming practices over the centuries. The evolution of barn architecture tells the story of New Hampshire agriculture. Barns changed from the early English style, to Yankee style, to gambrel and then pole barns to accommodate the changing agriculture. This presentation will be a chronological walk through time, with photo illustrations of barns around the state that are examples of these eras of agricultural history.

Free and open to the public. For information: 942-5627.