American Barns

Essex Shipbuilding Museum



Robert L. Weatherall

7:30 p. m., Tuesday, May 12, 2009, Waterline Center

Admission $6 members, $8 nonmembers

Have you ever noticed that barns in this area don’t look like those in other parts of the country? Bob will speak on the evolution of American barns from the early immigrants who brought their style of barns with them _ the Dutch to New York, the Germans to the Middle Atlantic States, and the English to New England. He will focus on these regional differences and on New England style barns from the early colonial style to our modern reproductions.

Bob is an Ipswich native who has been working in timber framed buildings in the area for many years. He and his wife, Sandy, have a residential design and project management business. The barn he designed for Essex County Greenbelt in Essex has received much praise for its utility, beauty and spirit of 18th century New England barns.

Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Waterline Center, 66 Main Street, Essex, Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 7:30 p. m., $6 members, $8 nonmembers. For more information please call 978-768-7541 or visit The Waterline Center is a handicap accessible facility.

For more information call (978) 768-7541

66 Main St., Essex, MA 01929