Preserving Historic Barns Webinar

Mar 25, 2021

12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

Since 2013, our Tobacco Barns Preservation Project has resulted in the preservation of 63 historic barns. But there’s more work to do. This online program covers ways to preserve historic barns and other historic agricultural buildings.

Genevieve P. Keller, Fellow, University of Virginia’s Center for Cultural Landscapes and Board Chair of Preservation Virginia, will open the webinar with a discussion of the importance of preserving barns and historic landscapes. Danae Spencer, President of the National Barn Alliance, will share how the Alliance encourages barn preservation through documentation, education, advocacy and networking. John Adamson of the Shenandoah County Barns Program, will discuss the importance of surveying. Henry Denton Rice, Dale Lewis and Iris Holliday from the Rice Farm in Brunswick County will discuss barn replicas made by Mr. Rice and the importance of art in raising awareness of historic preservation. Eric Litchford, Preservation Specialist/Project Manager at Preservation Virginia, will be sharing recent work accomplished at the historic granary at Bacon’s Castle, and Sonja Ingram, Preservation Field Services Manager, will share information about the Tobacco Barns Preservation Project and financial and technical incentives that could help save barns.