Below are Internet Resources that may be of
interest to Barn Preservation enthusiasts. The University of Wisconsin-
Extension assumes no responsibility for the quality or integrity of the
sites listed. The viewpoints and opinions expressed do not necessarily
represent those of UWEX.
Wisconsin Round Barns - A small subset of pictures of round barns and buildings in Wisconsin.
Regional Educational Workshops
Agricultural Resources on the Internet - Steenbock Memorial Library University of Wisconsin-Madison
Agricultural and Business Competitiveness and a Sustainable
Environment: Internet Resources Keyed to this University of
Wisconsin-Extension Cooperative Extension Program Direction
- The State of Wisconsin's information server and a starting point to
guide you to the many resources available from Wisconsin state agencies,
departments and other governmental branches. It also provides links to
information resources at the University of Wisconsin campuses, as well
as sources from other states and the federal government.
- A national program to preserve historic farm buildings sponsored by
the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Successful Farming
magazine. BARN AGAIN! provides up-to-date information to help owners of
historic barns rehabilitate them and put them back to productive use on
farms and ranches. They can provide technical assistance through the
BARN AGAIN! Hot line, publish rehabilitation guides, sponsor workshops,
exhibits and other events and present annual awards for the best
examples of historic barns rehabilitated for continued farming use.
- A web site developed by the Ohio Historic Preservation Office and
the Ohio State University Extension which describes the barn
preservation program in Ohio.
The Barn Journal On-Line
- An extensive site dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of
traditional farm architecture. Includes articles and stories about barn
owners, preservationists, and experts, notices about upcoming events,
and ads for those with buildings for buying, selling or donating.
The Barns of Underhill: A Pictorial Survey
- A collection of barn images, photographed over the course of one
year, which attempts to document all barns currently existing in the
town of Underhill, Vermont.
- read about this not for profit, tax exempt organization dedicated to
preserving the farming heritage in the Centerville area. This is a
unique organization that provides opportunities for the general public
to participate in restoration and hands on learning.
The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
- The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training promotes
and enhances the preservation of historic resources in the United
States for present and future generations through the advancement and
dissemination of preservation technology and training.
The National Parks Service Links to the Past
- A place for cultural resources, technical assistance, and sources for
expert advice and training. You can also discover information on tax
credits related to historic preservation and on special NPS grants for
The National Trust for Historic Preservation
- The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a nonprofit
organization with more than 260,000 members. As the leader of the
national preservation movement, the National Trust is committed to
saving America's diverse historic environments and to preserving and
revitalizing the livability of communities nationwide. It has seven
regional offices, owns 18 historic sites and works with thousands of
community groups in all 50 states.
Rural Conservation Clubs Program
- Canada-Ontario Agriculture Green Plan. First announced in December of
1992, Agriculture Canada's Rural Conservation Clubs program was
established to support innovative research and demonstration projects in
environmentally sustainable agriculture.
The State Historical Society of Wisconsin (SHSW) Archives Division World Wide Web Information Resource
The Timber Framers Guild - A site dedicated to promoting the centuries-old craft of timber framing.
Vermont Divison for Historic Preservation: Taking Care of Your Old Barn
- provides property owners with a basic guide to taking care of their
historic barns and farm buildings. Includes general guidelines, a short
history of barns, ten tips for barn maintenance and repair, ways to
adapt barns to other uses, sources of advice and funding for barn
preservation, and a list of organizations that offer aid to people
working on their barns.
The Wisconsin Historical Society
- A site full of information of interest to barn preservationists
addressing topics such as tax credits, relevant publications, and what
it means to have your property listed on the National and State Register
of Historic Places.
The Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation
- A private, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of
the historical, architectural, and archeological heritage of Wisconsin.