Barn Tour of Saucon Valley Area Barns


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1984 Waldhem RoadHellertown, PA 18055


About

The Saucon Valley Conservancy will host its tenth annual barn tour on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm. Rain or Shine. We are looking for volunteers to serve on the planning committee. Duties might incude bringing your ideas to the meeting, assisting with graphic design, publicity, logistics, programming, finding barns, securing sponsors, and recruiting volunteers for the day of the barn tour.

ABOUT THE BARN TOUR:

The day begins with registration and a book signing at 9:30 am at the Beethoven Waldheim Club Pavilion, 1984 Waldheim Road in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, followed by two barn lectures at 10:00 am. This is a great opportunity for the public to tour a selection of historic barns that are an important part of the area’s rich agricultural history and learn about history and unique barn features from two widely recognized experts on Pennsylvania barns. Robert Ensminger and Gregory Huber will present an overview of the barn highlights. A tour guide book with a map will be provided at registration.

The extensive self-guided and self-paced tour of local barns featuring homesteads spread among the rolling lands of the valley starts at 11:30 am. A host at each barn will be available to show you around. The tour ends at 4:00 pm. A great diversity of barns will be experienced and will expand upon the excitement that was created during the past tours that included homestead barns of many types, shapes and sizes.

Also on tour is the Heller barn site with some of its original stone walls. Its front wall remnant with its iconic stone arch has recently been stabilized.

Volunteer and Sponsorship opportunities are available.

For more information: please call, 610-838-1199, email, info@sauconvalleyconservancy.org,

or visit www.sauconvalleyconservancy.org, The Saucon Valley Conservancy on Facebook!

The Saucon Valley Conservancy, an all volunteer non- profit organization, encourages historic preservation in our area and teaches people of all ages about our rich heritage. For a glimpse back in time, please stop by and visit the Michael Heller Homestead, an eighteenth century farmstead, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in Heller Homestead Park just off the popular Saucon Rail Trail at 1890 - 92 Friedensville Road (Water Street) in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County.

Tours of the historic Heller Homestead are available by appointment.

HELP US SAVE ANOTHER TREASURE.

THANK YOU!

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Skills

  • Farming
  • History
  • Fundraising
  • Public Relations
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Graphic Design / Print

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two hour shifts
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