For the Birds: Laura Bohn Welcomes the Bucks County Audubon Society’s Annual Barn Tour

This weekend, July 13–15, marks the 13th annual Bucks County Audubon Society barn tour, which features some of the region’s most historic and interesting examples of barn architecture, ranging from a 1700s log barn to a modern renovation (mine!). This year the event takes on a new dimension as it launches The Art of the Barn, an art show and sale featuring popular local artists, each of whom gets one of the barns in which to exhibit and sell their work (25 per cent of the sale proceeds will be donated to the Bucks County Audubon Society).  It will be a great weekend—I hope you’ll join the tour and attend the other events if you’re in the neighborhood.

Bucks County Audubon Society Art of the Barn flyer July 2012

Our barn, which is near Bedminster, is included on the tour as a good example of the adaptive reuse of a historic barn.   A Pennsylvania Standard Forebay barn, it’s primarily stone. By limiting the changes to the replacement of the original frame forebay wall with glass panels, we maintained the essential footprint and general appearance of the structure.  It is preserved through the Bedminster Regional Land Conservancy.

Laura Bohn’s repurposed historic Pennsylvania Standard Forebay barn, which is part of this year’s annual Bucks County Audubon Society barn tour, July 13–15.