Preservation Summer School

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Sessions are designed to enhance the knowledge of preservation professionals, as well as individuals actively involved in community preservation. If you have a particular passion, select a track and select sessions with the appropriate icon. Want an at-a-glance session schedule for reference? Click here to download and print. (When you register, you'll receive a confirmation with your schedule.)

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Decorated Barns and Working Landscapes; Seeing Pennsylvania Farms Up Close

Enjoy a visual exploration of barn design -- from decorative elements like hex signs and barn stars to how barns and working landscapes functioned together. Learn to understand the components and functions of Pennsylvania farm landscapes, including the relationships that land and water features have with barns and other buildings. You'll also explore recent survey efforts and methodology as well as successful models of collaborative, multidisciplinary preservation efforts that could be used across the state to support and sustain regional agricultural artistic traditions.
Speakers:
Patrick Donmoyer, Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center
Terry A. Necciai, RA, Preservation Architect and Architectural Historian