Restore Oregon Presents the 2017 Annual Heritage Barn Workshop
Heritage Barn Owners from Around the State Gather to Share Best Practices & Techniques. On Saturday, October 7, Restore Oregon will host their 2017 Annual Heritage Barn Workshop where barn owners will learn about practical solutions from experts on how to maintain, rehabilitate, and adapt old barns for today’s needs. Learn about the history and technology of barns as well as barn maintenance, adaptive reuse, and preservation. The workshop will also highlight funding options available for owners of heritage barns in Oregon.
Heritage barns remain an iconic symbol of rural America and our agricultural heritage. Just as the number of heritage barns decreases, so does the number of skilled craftspeople with working knowledge of barn preservation and restoration. Restore Oregon has pulled together some of the state’s remaining and most well-versed “barn people” to share their skills and expertise with other barn owners.
The Annual Heritage Barn Workshop will be held in Union at Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center’s 1914 “big red barn.” Restore Oregon has partnered with the Eastern Oregon Visitors Association, Oregon State University Extension, Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce, Wallowa County Grain Growers Baker County Tourism to provide this exceptional educational opportunity.