Learn about Early Barns, Farmhouses & Agricultural Structures on October 27

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Date(s) - 10/27/2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Geneva Historical Society


Learn about “Early Barns, Farmhouses & Agricultural Structures” on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the Geneva History Museum, 543 S. Main Street, Geneva. The program is presented by the Antiques Club of the Finger Lakes and is free and open to the public.

This is an in-person program only and will not be available virtually.

The program by Carol S. Bailey covers the evolution of barns in the Town of Lyons from English threshing barns to modern dairy and current pole barns. The early rude structures are far removed from the sleek pole barns that dominate new farm structures today.

Carol also addresses such topics as why barns are red and other agricultural structures found in the rural area. She will also discuss styles of farm houses from federal to bungalow styles.

Her talk will cover the reasons for the demise of barns and the need for preservation. She will show slides taken in 1997 while she was historian for the Town of Lyons. “These cathedrals of the land and their accompanying manses which are fading from the landscape are preserved in these photos.”

The Antiques Club of the Finger Lakes is in its 48th year of programming. Meetings are free and open to the public, but membership is welcome and encouraged at $10 per year. Programs include meetings at the Geneva History Museum, field trips and social events. See our Facebook page for more news.


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