If you own a historic barn, the state of Washington would like to help you keep that heritage location. The Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation is now accepting applications for funding through the Heritage Barn Rehabilitation Grant Program. This is part of the state’s Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative which was established in 2007. The grant program assists with rehabilitation projects to stabilize and preserve designated Heritage Barns across the state. Since the program’s inception, Heritage Barn Grant funding has provided assistance to 83 Heritage Barns throughout Washington.
The deadline to apply is September 27th
The state will also host workshops were you can learn more about heritage barns.
Upcoming stops include:
- Tuesday, August 27: Chehalis
- Thursday, September 5: Port Angeles
- Monday, September 23: Ellensburg
- Thursday, September 26: Mt Vernon
- Monday, September 30: Walla Walla
- Tuesday, October 1: Spokane
“The Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative has achieved the objectives of saving historic barns while raising awareness and educating the public about the critical role of agriculture in our economy and heritage tourism,” noted Dr. Allyson Brooks, director of the State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation. “Washington State now boasts nearly 700 designated Heritage Barns spread across all 39 counties statewide, and our agency looks forward to building on the success of the program.”
Click Here to find applications and to learn more about the program.
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