2010 Annual Meeting
Come to Chester County for this year’s Historic Barn and Farm Foundation of PA’s annual meeting and historic barn tour. This is a two-day event scheduled for June 18th and 19th, beginning with a special evening touring an historic barn, the Abiah Taylor barn, owned by HBFF of PA member John Milner, AIA, a renowned historic preservation architect. This tour, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., will be followed by a delicious barbeque dinner in a scrumptious location, the historic Georgia Farm (listed on the national register as the Carter Worth house and farm) located on the Stroud Preserve of the Natural Lands Trust, near West Chester As we enjoy dessert, we will be treated to a program by HBFF of PA director Robert Ensminger who will share his findings on the migration of the Pennsylvania barn and reflect on his research that has taken him across the Atlantic Ocean on the historic trail of these wonderful barns’ origins. HBFF will hold its annual business meeting and election of directors, and close out the evening discussing the history of the Georgia Farm which is on the National Register.
Saturday will be devoted to touring five historic barns in southern Chester County, along with lunch at the London Grove Friends Meeting House and visiting the Penn oak tree. Saturday’s schedule begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at approximately 3 p.m.
Reservations are required to participate in either or in both days’ events. Saturday’s tour will be limited based on available seating so register early to save a place on the bus. Please mail registration form and payment to HBFF of PA, c/o Sheila Miller, President, 80 Witman Road, Womelsdorf, PA 19567. Agendas, directions and motel information will be provided to those who register for the tour.