NBA Goes on the Road to Savannah, GA!

PastForward_Web_619x350Here we go again!   NBA Board Members and state barn organization partners are volunteering their time and energy to continue the NBA’s presence at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual conference.  This year, the action is in Savannah, Georgia, where we connect with preservationists of all kinds to engage them in conversations about saving America’s historic barns!

Savannah, GA

What does an urban landscape like Savannah have to offer barn lovers?  We think the trip to the South has a lot of potential!  The state of Georgia was one of the first to create an historic agricultural context to aid in the evaluation of farm properties for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).  Anyone can download a copy of this context, entitled  Tilling the Earth, and learn more about the types of agriculture practiced historically in the state.  Vernacular agricultural studies are also common about students at the Savannah College of Design (SCAD), one of the NTHP’s local partners in conference activities.

Though we won’t be able to bring any of our barn models south this year, we will bring our fabulous 2014 t-shirts with the catchy phrase: “Vernacular is Spectacular: Save Our Barns!”  After the conference, these t-shirts will be up for sale to great friends like you – they are sure to make great stocking stuffers for any barn lover!

Until then, plan to swing by our booth if you’re attending the NTHP conference and check out our hats, t-shirts, bumper stickers, and other helpful barn-preservation items to show your support for old barns!

One thought on “NBA Goes on the Road to Savannah, GA!

  1. I cant believe I just missed this conference! i own an equestrian business in Savannah Ga, and our family also bought our over 100 yo family dairy farm back in to the family last month in Upstate NY!. I just spent a few weeks up there and was overwelmed with the beauty and vastness, and abandonment of the barns there! I too am a barn lover and look at barns on line for hours! I would love to become part of your group. Please advise!

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