Who Are We?

Our Mission Statement

To support and promote through education the awareness and understanding of the significance of Ohio’s historic barns within their agricultural and architectural context, and their maintenance requirements. To encourage programs that provide resources for their stewardship and conservation as a lasting icon of our cultural heritage.

About Us

A new, non-profit organization has been formed to promote awareness of the significance of Ohio’s Barns. There has been major growth and development in our state, coupled with changes in agricultural practice and down sizing of family farms. These factors are threatening the future of our historic farm buildings and rural landscape. Many people have attended Ohio Barn Conferences and Barn Again! seminars seeking help and advice on how to maintain their family barns. Others, who may or may not own a barn, are concerned by the swift disappearance of the old, familiar agricultural icons from our landscape. Friends of Ohio Barns was formed so you can help in finding solutions.

It is the goal of FRIENDS of OHIO BARNS to address these concerns by forming an organization that provides opportunities for barn owners, barn lovers and the folks who believe in the stewardship of Ohio’s barns to be connected. Annual Ohio Barn Conferences and a newsletter help keep members and interested individuals informed about better ways to conserve and maintain their barns. By working with other organizations like Barn Again! in Ohio, the National Barn Alliance and the Ohio Historical Society, Friends of Ohio Barns also helps put barn owners and barn repair specialists together. We are a young and growing organization, and with your help, we can make the future of Ohio’s barns and farmsteads bright once again. Please join today.

Membership Fees

$45     Individual
$40     Senior
$65     Family
$100     Organization


Payments can be processed in two ways. You can view and print the registration form and mail it with your payment, or the payment can be processed securely online via Credit Card. If you prefer, you can also e-mail us at [email protected] with your name and street address, and we will send you information.

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