2023 Lecture Series
Geographic Distribution of Architectural Styles on Ohio Farmsteads: Cultural Baggage in the Rural Landscape - Tom O'Grady
January 11, 2023
In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for Friends of Ohio Barns, Tom O’Grady has taught Observational Astronomy at Ohio University for more than thirty years, and is Director Emeritus of the Southeast Ohio History Center. Some other interesting facts about Tom? He sailed as a deck worker on board the S.S. Middletown on the Great Lakes, and launched the first comprehensive curbside recycling program in the state of Ohio! As a perennial student of Ohio history, Tom will share more about the traditional barn and house types found on Ohio farms in this free and informative virtual lecture.
The English Barn in America, An Introduction to its Layout -
Jack A. Sobon
February 8, 2023
Jack A. Sobon is an architect and builder specializing in timber framed buildings. Since 1976 he has devoted his life to understanding the craft of timber framing. Using only traditional hand tools, he has framed and erected over 50 structures. As architect, he consults on historic structures and designs new timber framed structures. He was a founding director of the Timber Framer’s Guild and founder of the Traditional Timber Frame Research and Advisory Group, an offshoot of the Guild. He has four books to his credit and has taught over eighty all hand tool workshops.