A day of barn history and exploration!

NHPA logo Join us in bucolic Francestown for a day of barn history, architecture, and exploration!

Francestown Open Barns

Lecture & Tour

July 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Highlights include:
Francestown Open Barns

  • John Porter, co-author of Preserving Old Barns, will present “The History of Agriculture as Told by Barns,” an illustrated lecture on the evolution of barn architecture as it relates to agriculture in New Hampshire.
  • Frank Hanchett, Francestown Barn Survey Committee, will highlight some of the barn architecture specific to Francestown.
  • A self-guided tour of six Francestown barns, including an 18th century English barn assumed to be one of the oldest barns in town, a large mid-19th century barn with wooden silo, and a unique English barn to guesthouse conversion. A barn specialist will be present at each barn to answer questions about architectural features, framing styles, and agricultural uses.


Non-Members – $40 Membership Special (tour + 1 year membership) – $50
More details available here. Register by calling (603) 224-2281.
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Event Sponsors include:
James Rodrigues Hardscapes

Ahlgren & Son Builders

The Old House & Barn Program is sponsored by:

Bedard Preservation & Restoration; Ian Blackman, LLC Restoration & Preservation; First Period Colonial; Fifield Building Restoration & Relocation LLC; GE Foundation; Preservation Timber Framing, Inc.
Vintage Kitchens, LLC; Window Master, Inc.; Brown and Brown Insurance;
Farms and Barns Real Estate

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The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance
strengthens communities and stimulates local economies by encouraging the protection and revival of historic buildings and places.

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