October 26 & 27, 2002
White Eagle Conference Center
on Lake Moraine
Sponsored by the
New York State Barn Coalition
In cooperation with the
Madison County Historical Society
435 Main Street, Oneida, NY
Saturday, October 26, 2002
9:00 WELCOME FROM THE NEW YORK STATE BARN COALITION
Plenary Speaker: David Haight, Northeast Field Representative American Farmland Trust
10:00 MORNING WORKSHOP SESSIONS
Workshop Session A: The Diversity of Barns in New York State
an overview and history
Workshop Session B: Dutch Palatine Barns of the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys
Focus on regional type prevalent in Hudson and Mohawk Valleys from early 17th century to early 19th century. Will explore development of their form and where examples of these building types survive today.
-Ned Pratt, President, Dutch Barn Preservation Society
-Volunteers from Dutch Barn Preservation Society
Workshop Session C: Materials Old and New
Comparison of available and appropriate materials for barn repairs, pros and cons of each, and what every barn owner needs to know before they start.
-Peter Trieb, Heritage Building, Recording, & Conservation
1:30 EARLY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SESSIONS
Workshop Session A: Basic Barn Vocabulary
Workshop will describe basic structural varieties of barns, and provide an overview of dating techniques. Site safety and priority setting will be discussed.
-Charles D. Pomada, AA& P Facilities Manager, Cornell University
Workshop Session B: Outbuildings of Central New York
The focus will be on drying Barns, hop houses, and other specialized farm buildings. Learn their uses and how to identify them.
-Professor Michael Tomlan, Historic Preservation, Cornell University
-Dr. Gib Vincent, New York State Historical Association
-Kristen Brennan , NYSBC Volunteer
Workshop Session C: Traditional Technology
Discussion and illustrations of traditional methods of foundation and frame repairs.
-Rick Lazarus, Heritage Building, Recording, & Conservation
3:00 LATE AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SESSIONS
Workshop Session A: Protecting your farmstead
State and Federal grants and programs for farmland protection and barn preservation.
-David Haight, Northeast Field Representative, American Farmland Trust
-Phil Bair, Director, NY State Barns Restoration and Preservation Program, NYSHPO
Workshop Session B: Planning for rural preservation and tourism
A session for those interested in planning and economic development.
-Karen Baase, Agricultural Program Leader, Cornell Co-Operative Ext. Madison Co.
-Dot Willsey, Northeast Hop Alliance Board Member
-Diane Kuehn, Tourism Specialist, NY Sea Grant
-Eve Ann Schwartz, Director, Partnership for Community Development, Hamilton, NY
Workshop Session C: Questions & Answers
Discussion and questions open to the floor.
4:30 AWARD CEREMONY / CONCLUDING REMARKS
Ongoing all day: Contractor’s Expo
Book Sale( Summer Beam Books)
9:00AM – 2:00PM VISIT TO A MADISON COUNTY FARM
Children will experience farm life at Critz Farm in Cazenovia. There the children will experience farm life complete with a tour , demonstrations, hayrides, and other activities. Fee for activity is $25 and includes transportation to Critz Farm in Cazenovia, lunch and snack. Registration is limited to 30 children ages 5-12. (Children will be divided into two age groups 5-8 and 9-12.) Parents are responsible for their children when they return around 2:00. Parents are encouraged to visit www.critzfarms.com for more information on the tour.
Sunday, October 27, 2002
9:30AM – 3:30PM HISTORIC BARN TOUR
Madison County lies in the heart of regional barn types. The tour will cover a variety of barn forms and historical periods, including hop kilns and 19th and 20th century dairy barns, etc. Fee for tour is $30, pre-registration is required. Tour open to all. Conference participation is not required to partake in tour.
Directions to: White Eagle Conference Center, Hamilton, NY:
Albany and all points East:
Either take I-90, NYS Thruway to the Utica Exit. Follow the directions for ‘Utica and points North,’ or follow I-90 to I-88 (Schenectady) towards Binghamton. Travel I-88 to Duanesburg and Rte. 20. Follow Rte. 20 W to Madison, turn left at the four corners onto County Rte. 83( South St.) for 3.5 miles. White Eagle Conference will be on your left. Approximate travel time from downtown Albany – 2 hr.15 minutes
Utica and points North:
Follow Rte. 12 to Junction Rte. 12B in New Hartford. Follow Rte. 12B through Clinton to Rte. 20. Take Rte. 20 W to Madison. Turn left, at the four corners onto County Rte. 83( South St.) for 3.5 miles. White Eagle conference will be on your left. Approximate travel time from downtown Utica- 45 minutes
Syracuse and points west:
Take I-90, NYS Thruway East to exit 34 (Canastota). Turn left onto Rte. 13 South through Canastota to Rte. 5. Travel on Rte. 5 East follow to Rte. 46 South for approx. 14 miles to the intersection with Rte. 20. Take Rte. 20 East to Madison. At four corners turn right onto County Rte. 83(South St.) for 3.5 miles. Approximate travel time from downtown Syracuse and airport 60 minutes
Binghamton and points South:
I-81 North to exit 6 ( Rte. 12) (Chenango Bridge-Norwich) Travel on Rte.12N to Rte. 12BN to Hamilton. After the third traffic light go straight onto Madison St, leaving Rte. 12B. White Eagle is 2.5 miles ahead on the right. Approximate travel time from downtown Binghamton 90 minutes
This conference is open to anyone with an interest in historic barns and their preservation. To attend, please use the registration form below. Conference seating is limited. Please register early by completing the registration form below and mailing it with your payment to the address listed below. The Sunday historic barn tour is also limited, advance registration is required.
General Registration *(by October 12): $40
Late Registration (after October 12): $45
Sunday Bus Tour: $30
Children’s Event $25
*registration form must be postmarked by this date
The registration fee is for the conference on Saturday, October 26 and includes conference materials, lunch and coffee breaks. The bus tour of historic barns on Sunday, October 27 is optional, and includes a box lunch and transportation.
_____General Registration $40
_____Registration after October 12 $45
_____Sunday Bus Tour $30
_____Children’s Activity (Saturday, only) $25
Total Amount Enclosed:_______________
Please make checks payable to:
Madison County Historical Society
435 Main Street, Oneida, NY 13421
Telephone& Fax (315) 363-4136