Join the Indiana Barn Foundation in celebrating the first-ever Hoosier Heritage Barn Week by attending this self-guided tour of eight stops that includes more than ten heritage barns in northern Allen and southern DeKalb counties. The tour kicks off at the ACRES Land Trust Dustin Barn (located at 1992 Chapman Rd., Huntertown), where tickets for the tour and a raffle will be on sale. Each stop is an opportunity to admire and learn more about these icons of Indiana’s agricultural history and to appreciate the stewardship and care that has preserved them for generations.
Tickets cost $20 each (children 16 and under may attend free with an adult), and can be purchased before the tour at www.indianabarns.org/events or on the day of the tour at the ACRES Land Trust Dustin Barn.
Also available at the tour for the first time will be the Indiana Barn Foundation’s newest publication, Indiana’s Heritage Barns: Their History, Uses, and Preservation, an educational booklet about Indiana’s historic barn types, their uses and their history.
The production of the Indiana’s Heritage Barns booklet received support from a Historic Preservation Education Grant from Indiana Humanities and Indiana Landmarks.