Session on preserving historic barns set for Thursday in Dayton

The afernoon session in Dayton is sponsored by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation.


DAYTON -- A program to preserve historic barns will be the subject of a workshop Thursday at the Dayton Memorial Library.

Sponsored by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, the workshop on the the Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative will begin at 2 p.m. in the library's Delany Room.

Owners of historic barns more than 50 years old that retain a significant degree of historic integrity can nominate their barn to be designated as a Heritage Barn for inclusion on the statewide register. Owners of designated Heritage Barns can then apply for matching grants to assist with barn stabilization and rehabilitation projects.

Chris Moore, field director with the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, will answer questions and discuss how to complete program documents.

The next deadline for nominating a barn to the Heritage Barn Register is Sept. 25 and Nov. 4 is the deadline to submit applications for barn rehabilitation grant funds.

For more information, call 206-624-9449.

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