Barns of Indiana: A Presentation by Indiana Landmarks

April 20, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


The landscape of Indiana is changing rapidly as the vestiges of our agricultural history slowly disappear. Standing as sentinels in fields across the state, barns attest to these agricultural roots. This program will highlight the vast range of barn types and styles represented in the Hoosier State through a series of outstanding examples. Guests will learn about the design, construction, and diverse functions of this useful and beautiful building type. This presentation, sponsored by the Carmel Clay Historical Society, will also include an overview of guidelines and tools for preserving the barns that contribute so much to our heritage and landscape.

Presenter Sam Burgess is the Community Preservation Specialist for the Central Regional Office of Indiana Landmarks. He learned valuable lessons in historic preservation through a series of internships at Indiana Landmarks before joining the organization full time. He holds a B.A. from Miami University and has completed graduate coursework in architecture and historic preservation.

No registration is required. For more information, call the library's Reference Desk at (317) 844-3362.

This program will be held in the Program Room.