The Dutch Barn Preservation Society is an organizational member of the National Barn Alliance. The current President of the DBPS is a Member of the Board of Directors of the NBA. See what barn projects and preservation efforts are happening in all 50 states. Go to


Winnakee Barn Tour, October 4, 2007

See a Dutch Barn in a fashion photo spread at


OCTOBER 19, 20, 21, 2007; at the Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction Tours of Historic Buildings and the ‘Onrust’, Replica 1614 Shipbuilding Project. Programs and presentations by Barn historians and researchers.
Barn Tour, bus trip through Schenectady County.

October Dutch Barn Conference flyer.

Lauren Stiles, Keynote Speaker

At the Moon & River Cafe, 115 S. Ferry St. in the Historic Stockade. Dinner- Locally-made Pierogies w/ horseradish sauce, Sauteed Vegetables, choice of Ham or Chicken or Vegetarian, Beverage and Dessert. If special dinner is required, please notify us in advance at

Hotels with special rates for “NYS Barn Conference”
$99 - Parker Inn, 434 State St., Schenectady, (518) 688-1001
$69 – Days Inn, 167 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, (518) 370-3297

Dutch Barn Preservation Society

Dedicated to the Study and Preservation
of New World Dutch Barns

Events & Tours Coming Up
for 2007

Board Meeting
Dutch Barn Preservation Society,  Annual Meeting
Saturday December 8, 2007

Meet at the Van Hoesen, Rt. 66, Hudson, NY      10:30 am


Will include Tour and Lunch (BYO)
at a local historic restaurant.


10:30 - Tour of Van Hoesen House, a new preservation project.
12:00 - Barn Tour
1:00  - Lunch & Annual Meeting, Election of Officers & Board Members  To nominate someone, rsvp asap. (FYI, President of DBPS is now also a Board Member of National Barn Alliance,
-Survey update/conclusion of Kellogg grant
-2008 Events- Survey, Tours, Conference
2:30 – Barn Tour,  end at 4:00

Directions or Questions - call  Keith (518) 438-835


National Barn Alliance
Annual Workshop & Tour

April 20-22, 2007, Albany, NY

Photo Gallery: Student Barn Raising

Join the Barnraising –Timber Frame Workshops

The National Barn Alliance will be holding a workshop and tour to highlight barn preservation and survey activities around the country and to map out a strategy for continued outreach supporting nationwide efforts to document, protect and preserve historic barns and other historic rural resources.

On Friday, April 20th the National Barn Alliance invites current members and those interested in historic barns to attend its Annual Meeting. There will be an overview of 2006 Accomplishments, including reports by individual state representatives, and a discussion of goals for 2007 and the location of our 2008 meeting. In addition a new Board will be elected.

Saturday, April 21st will be a full agenda of nationally-known speakers with a focus on the barns of upstate New York. Barn survey work, adaptive reuse of barns, the history of Dutch barns in New York State and many other topics will be covered. The day will end with two panels offering insights on the various ways to establish a barn preservation organization in your area.

On Sunday, April 22nd the Dutch Barn Preservation Society will conduct a bus tour of four important barns in the Albany area. The tour includes lunch at the Mabee Farm.

Our Mission: The National Barn Alliance works to save and protect America's historic barns.

We encourage the documentation, through surveys and photography, of historic barns and other rural structures.

We encourage and support the creation of statewide and local barn preservation organizations and programs.

We facilitate the sharing of information on barns, their history and their maintenance.

Contact: Rod Scott

National Barn Alliance

Contact for DBPS: Keith Cramer
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