Published On: Thu, May 28th, 2015

Audubon Society barn tour highlights rich farming heritage of Bucks County

barn tourBucks County Audubon Society will be holding their Sixteenth Annual Barn Tour and Art Show on Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, with a pre-tour lecture on Friday, July 10.

This year’s tour offers a fascinating mix of seven beautifully restored barns, including an Eighteenth Century threshing barn, a closed forebay Pennsylvania Standard Barn, and a bank barn. Two of the barns have been tastefully restored as a family residence and a comfortable apartment surrounded by fieldstone walls and soaring beams.

Tours will take place on Saturday, July 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 12, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Guides will explain the architecture and features of the barns to visitors. The barns are situated on beautiful private properties and are open only for ticket holders. Talented local artists and sculptors will also have their pieces for sale with proceeds to benefit environmental education programs provided to thousands of children at Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow in Solebury, PA.

The tour kicks off on July 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Bucks County Audubon Society located at 2877 Creamery Road, New Hope, PA with guest speaker, Moira McClintock, Partner with FORD3 Architects of Princeton, NJ. A registered architect in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, prior to founding FORD3, McClintock worked with Allan Greenberg, Architect in Washington D.C.; Ferguson, Shamamian and Rattner in New York, and Ford Farewell Mills and Gatsch. In addition to her professional activities, Moira is active in her local community, participating in both civic and charitable organizations. Her studies abroad sparked a lifelong commitment to the role of historic preservation in maintaining our built environment.

Tickets are $30 each and $10 for the lecture, and are now on sale through www.BCAS.org and at several local businesses: Wehrung’s Lumber and Home Center, Bowman’s Tavern, Doylestown Book Shop in Doylestown, Wycombe Publick House, and Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center. Bucks County Audubon Society Members receive a discount on tickets when purchasing online and at the visitor center. Visit www.bcas.org for updates and other events.

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