Barn Restoration Project

(3rd February, 2017)

Barn Restoration Project  | read this item

Prescott Farm is undertaking an ambitious project that will more than double the amount of program space available for our WildQuest Camps and public programs while preserving our 135 year old barn for many years to come! Beginning in spring 2017, we will be working with a historic preservation contractor to restore the original timber frame, rebuild the historic ramp used by cows to enter the old fashioned milk barn, and reset the original stone foundation of our main barn. The final phase of the project will be extending the barn floor across the open space where hay was once stored. Stay tuned, more information on this exciting project to follow later this spring!

Interested in getting involved?  Contact Jude Hamel directly at [email protected] with your questions or thoughts and plan to attend one of our upcoming barn preservation workshops.


  • Assessing Old Barns: Setting a Game Plan for Repairs
    Saturday, April 15, 2017; 9:00AM – 12:00PM
    Non-members: $25/workshop or $65 for all three
    Members of Prescott Farm or NHPA: $20/workshop or $50 for all three

    Ian Blackman of Blackman Restoration and Preservation, will lead participants through a condition assessment of the two late 19th century barns at Prescott Farm explaining what to look for while conducting an assessment, what the findings might tell us of the history of the barn, and how to develop a prioritized game plan for repairs.  Register HERE!

  • Repair and Restoration of Stone Foundations and Stone Walls – Saturday, May 13, 2017; 9:00-12:00: Register HERE!
  • Step-by-Step Profile: 1882 Timber Frame Restoration at Prescott Farm – Saturday, July 15, 2017; 9:00-12:00: Register HERE!

*Note – All workshops take place rain or shine.


Prescott Farm to host three barn preservation workshops. article. Laconia Daily Sun. 4/5/17

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