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Job Lane Mini Barn Raising

October 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Teamwork & Timbers program is a one-of-a-kind educational program of the National Barn Alliance. It is designed as an exercise of teamwork as the children, ages 6 to 12,  raise a one-quarter size barn model. These types of community barn raisings were common in New England during the 18th and 19th centuries. Along the way, the children learn about types of wood, history of rural structures, parts of a barn, and most important, why teamwork is critical – one person cannot raise a barn. Unknowingly, they also use their math, science, engineering skills to raise the frame with success. It is a 3-D puzzle that teaches students (both young & old) about how barns were made, touching upon science and humanities. A short film about the history of New England barns will be viewed and discussed before the barn raising.  The small pegs and large mallets are a big “deal” for participants. Tom Musco from Royalston Oak Timber Frames made the timbers for the Job Lane Barn raised in June 1993.  Register through the Town of Bedford, Recreation Dept. website.   Also check out Tom’s website:
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October 16, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Friends of the Job Lane House
Beford Recration Department


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Jeannette Pothier
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[email protected]


Job Lane Farm Museum
295 North Road
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