This year we have added a pre-conference JBD Workshop (see here). We can only take 25 people for this event. Members can register online by clicking on the Calendar of Events at the top of the menu column to the left on this page and you will then see both the JBD workshop and the Ohio Barn Conference XIV and Barn Tour. You have to register for the events separately due to the limit on the Workshop. When registering for the Conference and Barn Tour select your type of registration on the first page knowing that you will be able to sign up your spouse on the second page where it has a button to “add a guest” at the spouse reduced rate. You can also find a registration page here to print and send with your check payable to Friends of Ohio Barns at PO Box 203 Burbank, OH 44214. If you are registering by mail for the workshop please call ahead to make sure there is still room. If you have any questions or difficulties please call Sarah Woodall at 330-856-9053 or 330-550-6982.
The Junior Barn Detective (JBD) Program will be offering a pre-conference workshop on Thursday afternoon April 25th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The workshop is open to conference attendees and a minimal charge of $10 will be charged to help cover expenses. Due to logistics we have to limit the number of attendees for this workshop to twenty-five so sign up early.
The workshop will be held at the Willem Roosenburg and Kate Kelley barn located at the intersection of Brawley Road and McDaniel Road near 14667 McDaniel Road, Amesville, OH 45711. The site is approximately 11 miles from the conference location. The barn has recently undergone repairs and restoration work. Steve Skellett, owner of Royal Barn/Home Restoration was the contractor hired to provide the services. The barn had to have structural repairs and was resided and reroofed.
Our objective is to provide a case study of a repair/restoration project and the process in which the owners and contractor were involved. The plan is to have both the contractor and the owners there to discuss the progression of events that took place as decisions were made and the reasoning behind the final choices. Hopefully, we can get the contractor to discuss his approach for determining what repairs/restoration work would be required and what methods/material choices could be used for them. Additionally, we hope the owners, Kate and Willem, will share with us the challenges they had making their final decisions regarding the restoration of their barn.
We anticipate an open forum discussion type of atmosphere with questions from the attendees and stories of the challenges and expectations from both the contractor and owners’ perspective.
At the end of day we hope everyone there will be able to walk away with a little better understanding of some of the things that can be expected when trying to preserve their beautiful but aging historic barns.
The JBD Crew,
Gary, Paul & Larry
This training workshop is designed to further educate volunteer barn enthusiasts who are willing to then go out into their own respective Ohio communities and assist owners and stewards of older barns. The objective is to help them understand preservation and maintenance techniques, available resources and use options, and hopefully build a greater appreciation for their particular grand old structure.
If you have any JBD Workshop or Program related questions or comments please visit the JBD Program page on our site. If you have further questions contact Paul Knobel via email, or contact us via phone at 330-882-5027 or 330-715-7422. For general FOB related questions we can best be reached at our regular mailing address – Friends of Ohio Barns, P.O. Box 203, Burbank, Oh 44214.