The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation has announced it will host a free workshop on Weds., Sept. 9 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm in the Allmendinger Center at the Washington State University Research & Extension Center in Puyallup for barn owners wishing to learn more about the Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative. Chris Moore, Field Director with the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the process for completing program documents. The next deadline for nominating a barn to the Heritage Barn Register is Sept. 25, with the deadline to submit applications requesting barn rehabilitation grant funds set for Nov. 4.
A program of the Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, this initiative established the Heritage Barn Register, a statewide list of historically significant barns. Owners of historic barns over fifty years old that retain a significant degree of historic integrity can nominate their barn to be designated as a Heritage Barn and be included in the statewide register. Moreover, owners of designated Heritage Barns are eligible to apply for matching grants available to assist with barn stabilization and rehabilitation projects.
The Allmendinger Center at the WSU Research & Extension Center is located at 2606 W. Pioneer in Puyallup. For more information about the workshop or the Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative call Chris Moore at (206) 624-9449 or visit wa-trust.org. Complete information about the Heritage Barn Program, including nomination and application forms, can be found online at dahp.wa.gov.