Butler County has loads to offer: barns, canals, Indian mounds and beautiful scenery. As part of the Ohio Barn Conference we have six stops on the tour this year all starting at Hueston Woods Lodge where Friday registration will start at 8am. Pre-registration is required for this tour and those signing up for the Full Conference will have first choice! Please see the 2016 Registration Information post above for registration information.
Stop #1 is an 1825 all hand hewn 26×48 ground barn (owned by Tom Stander) using timber from the property and sports t-auger mortices and was noted as a “simple but beautiful barn”. The barn at stop #2 belongs to Ed and Kathy Creighton and is part of the original Andrew Lewis Farm. Ed will be speaking at the conference on Saturday about the history of the farm. This farm is one of the only all original and intact farms in Butler County. There are barns, an 1800 corn crib and even Indian mounds and Morgan horses on this property! We are fortunate to be able to have our lunch stop (# 3) at the Barn-n-Bunk Farm Market in Trenton. There will be enough time to explore this venue complete with barns, tools, antique tractors and shops plus ice cream! Dave Gaker has restored the Theobald’s two story 60×100 frame that was turned into an event center. Stop # 4 is an 1815 Sweitzer barn, called the Good-Hunter Barn, on an old farmstead that belongs to Jack and Susan Martin. There is also a double crib log corn crib as well as a castel looking concrete silo with a cistern on the top. Stop # 5 is the Richardson Barn owned by Katherine and Harold Richardson. it is a 38×60 ground barn with massive 12×12 posts with a swing type beam 12×12 half lapped with another 12×12 beam in the drive bay and it even has a swing beam in the basement! And the final stop (# 6) will be the barn that is part of the Oxford Museum Association located on Brown Rd in Oxford.
Parking is available all day in the Hueston Woods parking lot. Buses leave promptly at 9 am and we plan on returning to the Lodge by 5pm. This event is rain or shine so please dress appropriately.
Any question please email us at [email protected]
For more information on the Conference see below –