Friday, April 23, 2010

Pioneer Barn

In 1995 it was decided to build a timber-framed barn on the museum campus. The frame of a period barn on the Showalter farm was moved from its original location and reconstructed on museum property. The roof and siding are all new, installed over the original 37- by 60-foot frame. Construction was done by Jennings Construction of Corydon and volunteer labor from the membership. A sequence of pictures showing construction of the barn is located just inside the walk-in door.

The barn contains two levels. A large open area serves as a site for public functions with displays of buggys, a sleigh and other items to the south and west. A stairway leads to the loft.

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