Hollis Open Barns: Lecture & Tour
Don’t miss this day of historic barns, pastoral landscapes, apple orchards and local history in southern New Hampshire. Hollis, just west of Nashua, remains a thriving farming community, rich in agricultural history and well-preserved 18th and 19th century buildings. On Saturday, September 27, the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, in association with Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area and the Hollis Historical Society, will present a lecture and historic barn tour highlighting some of the treasures of the area. Registration opens at 9:30am at the town-owned Lawrence Barn Community Center. The day will kick off at 10am with a welcome by Steve Taylor, former Commissioner of the N.H. Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food, followed by the inaugural presentation of “Interesting Features of N.H. Barns,” an illustrated lecture presented by John Porter, co-author of Preserving Old Barns.
A self-guided tour of seven Hollis barns will follow the lecture and run from 12 - 4 pm. A barn expert will be available at each barn to answer questions about architectural features, framing styles, and agricultural uses.
Special thanks to our event sponsors: James Rodrigues Hardscapes, Artistic Tile and Udelsman Associates.
Generous sponsors of the Preservation Alliance’s Old House & Barn Program include:
Vintage Kitchens; Bedard Preservation & Restoration; Fifield Building Restoration & Relocation, LLC; First Period Colonial Preservation/Restoration; Ian Blackman, LLC;
Arnold M. Graton Associates; and Summit Wealth Group.