THE SPRING IOWA BARN FOUNDATION PICNIC and tour will be held in Clinton & Jackson Counties on June 10 and 11, 2017.
TEN HISTORIC barns in Clinton and Jackson counties, one dating to 1870, will be featured on the Iowa Barn Foundation’s annual area barn tour Saturday June 10, and Sunday June 11. The self-guided tour, dedicated to increasing the awareness of barns in different areas of the state, is free and open to the public.
This tour includes a Civil War barn, an octagonal barn, and a barn that became known as the Lone Ranger barn. On view will be a limestone structure that was the insane asylum in 1870 and housed chickens and rabbits on the lower level.
A picnic lunch will be served at the Witt farm, two miles east of Elvira in Clinton County.
For more information, call Lori Evilsizer at 563-689-6447.
GRAND IN GREY. The Stromeyer barn will be among those featured in the tour of 10 historic barns (photos by Caroline M. Bredekamp).
The Iowa Barn Foundation is an all-state nonprofit dedicated to preserving Iowa’s barns through tours and raising funds and giving matching grants to property owners to restore their barns.