Workshop set on Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative

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DAYTON -- A free workshop for barn owners interested in the Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative will be held Thursday.

Chris Moore, field director with the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation will conduct the workshop.

The workshop will be held in the Delany Room of the Dayton Memorial Library. 111 S. Third St.

The barn initiative is a program of the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, which established the Heritage Barn Register. The register is a list of historically significant barns.

Owners of barns over 50 years old that retain a significant degree of historic integrity can nominate their barn to be designated as a Heritage Barn and be included in the statewide register.

Owners of designated Heritage Barns are eligible to apply for matching grants available to assist with barn stabilization and rehabilitation projects. Nomination forms along with application materials can be downloaded at www.dahp.wa.gov.

The next deadline for nominating a barn to the register is Sept. 25. The deadline to submit applications requesting barn rehabilitation grant funds is Nov. 4.

More information about the workshop or the Heritage Barn Preservation issue is available from Moore, 206-624-9449, or at www.wa-trust.org.

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