Not only will Greg Huber enlighten us with his wealth of knowledge about barns while traveling throughout the Oley Valley but we will also tour the interior of several of the barns as well. Architectural features, building methods and materials utilized will explain the transition from European building styles over hundreds of year to that of early North American Barns to Ground, Sweitzer and Standard Barns that are familiar to all of us. Additional information will be given on how to date a barn as well as barn decorations and mystery marks.
Books will be available for purchase and a book signing will be offered during the tour.
Participants must have the ability to get on and off the bus repeatedly, climb steps and walk short distances.
Bus departs the Weis Shopping Center located at Route 73 and Freidensburg Road, Oley, at 9 am and returns at approximately 4 pm. Transportation provided by Elite Coach (price does not include bus driver tip). Lunch will be a box lunch provided by Dori Martin’s Catering of Fleetwood, and it will be eaten on the bus while traveling.
$65 Members of the Berks History Center/$75 Non-Members of the Berks History Center