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Colorado State University Hosts Workshop To Restore Historic Barns

Friday, August 7, 1998

FORT COLLINS--Colorado State University will host a workshop that will teach participants how to give new life to old barns and other log buildings.

"Barn Again! Log Barn Workshop" will be held on Colorado State's Pingree Park Campus Sept. 19-20. During the workshop, Harrison Goodall, a nationally recognized expert in repairing log structures, will teach participants techniques for restoration of historic log buildings. Registration is open to the public.

"Many people grew up working and playing in barns," said Bill Bertschy, director of the Pingree Park Campus. "Unfortunately many of the old barns on small farms or large ranches are in disrepair and in danger of being torn down. This workshop teaches the skills we can use to preserve part of our heritage."

The workshop is designed for owners and managers of historic log barns or other log buildings, and for individuals and contractors working on log buildings. Activities will include a combination of lectures, demonstrations and hands on exercises.

"Barn Again! Log Barn Workshop" is sponsored by Colorado State University Pingree Park Campus and Colorado Barn Again!, a program of the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the Colorado Historical Society, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This year, Colorado State received a $1,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help support the workshop.

Enrollment in the workshop is limited to 25. The registration fee is $100 if reservations are made by Aug. 15, or $120 if reservations are made after Aug. 15. Meals and lodging are provided.

For more information or to register for the workshop, call Pingree Park Campus at (970) 881-2150 or the National Trust for Historic Preservation at (303) 623-1504.

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