- Barn Restoration Workshop & Historic Barn Tours
The Kansas Barn Alliance will be hosting “BarnFest ‘17 on October 5 & 6 in Concordia, KS.
The October 5 events will be held at the Concordia Christian Church Fellowship Hall and the Historic Brown Grand Theatre. Amanda Loughlin from the Kansas State Historic Preservation Office will share information on benefits and methods of listing a barn on the State and National Historic Register. Tom Kennedy of St Louis will speak on barn repair and restoration. A newly released film – “The Barn Raisers” will be shown at the Brown Grand Theatre. This film tells the story of midwestern barn building from ground up and the people that built them. Four Kansas barns are featured as a part of this film.
Winners of the 2017 competitive “Let’s Get Started” barn restoration planning grant will be announced. Awardees receive matching funds for an evaluation of their barn and priority list for repairs from a preservation contractor.
The second day will be a car pool tour of seven historic Cloud County barns including a catered lunch at The Barns at Bear Bottoms.
Barn owners and supporters throughout Kansas and Nebraska are encouraged to attend and learn about methods of barn maintenance and restoration.
Participants may choose to attend one or both days of BarnFest ’17. Registration and additional information is online at KansasBarnAlliance.Org Register prior to September 25 to save on registration.
The Kansas Barn Alliance promotes barn restoration throughout Kansas.