Formerly The Dutch Barn Preservation Society (DBPS), incorporating The Society for the Preservation of Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture (HVVA)
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HMVA events are usually held on the third Saturday of the month.


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2023 Schedule

Barns of Guilderland and New Scotland
Albany County, New York

Saturday, September 16, 2023, 10:00 AM

The tour begins at a barn at 138 Martin Rd, Voorheesville, NY, at 10:00 AM, and will include at least three New World Dutch Barns.


From points west or south of Albany, take Thruway (I87 or I90) to Exit 24. Follow sign to US Route 20 (Western Ave). Turn right on US Route 20 (Western Ave). Go 1/10th mile, turn left at first light onto Church Rd. Go 1.5 miles to the end. Turn left on Johnston Rd. Go 3 miles to the traffic light (NY-155). Turn left on NY-155 (State Farm Rd). Go 7/10th miles to the traffic circle. At the traffic circle, take first exit onto NY-85A (Maple Ave). Go 2.3 miles on NY-85A. Turn right on Martin Rd. Go 7/10th miles to the intersection. Cross over onto a dead end (Martin Rd). Barn is about 100 feet in on the right.

Tour leader: Chris Albright

Other Events of Interest to HMVAers

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Winnakee Land Trust's 15th Annual Historic Barns Tour

11 am - 4 pm: Self-Guided Barn Tour
4 pm - 6 pm: Reception at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park, featuring live music, light farm fresh foods, local beer, wine, and hard cider.

TICKETS: $60 per person (children under 10 are free)
Includes light refreshments before the tour, a self-guided tour booklet, and admission to the reception.

For more details and to reserve tickets:

Next HMVA event is October 21, 2023, a Dutchess County Tour with Meeting.


2023 Event Schedule (Some events tentative)

Saturday Location Host
January 14, 2023 Annual Meeting, Elmendorph Inn, Red Hook NY  
February 18, 2023 No meeting  
March 18, 2023 Maggie MacDowell Memorial Lecture, Woodland Pond, New Paltz
Bill Jeffway, Executive Director, Dutchess County Historical Society
Rob Sweeney
April 22, 2023 Schenectady Stockade Tour and Board Meeting Wally Wheeler
May 20, 2023 Tour of Oak Hill, Greene County NY Mary Lou Nahas
June 17, 2023 Tour of Stone Arabia NY, Hosted by Judy St Leger of Stone Arabia Preservation Judy St Leger
July 15, 2023 Annual Picnic at the Bronck House, with Board Meeting and Tour of Coxsackie NY Keith Cramer
and Ted Hilscher
August 19, 2023 Northern New Jersey Tour Carla Cielo
September 16, 2023 Tour of Barns in Albany County NY Chris Albright
October 21, 2023 Dutchess County Tour with Meeting Emily Majer
November 18, 2023 To be announced John Ham
December 16, 2023 Holiday Luncheon and Board Meeting at the Hoffman House, and a Walking Tour of Kingston, Ulster County NY Rob Sweeney
January 2024 Annual Meeting, Elmendorph Inn, Red Hook NY