The Hay Network
A lot of people and organisations on the internet are active in the field of hay and the arts. The arts can be literature, painting, architecture, archeology, or photography or a combination. This site was an initiative of the Dutch Foundation for preserving the knowledge of the dutch haybarrack (SKHN), Click for more information. This page is a worldportal for friends of hay and culture. Find here entrances to musea, organisations, happenings and persons. Further we present you impresssions of the Dutch hay barrack and the haying process on this site. You want your initiative on this portal?Tell us please.
Dutch Vernacular Architecture in North America 1640-1830 te koop bij Amazon
The HVVA visited in 2005 Holland in order to learn how to build an old dutch hay barrack in a New York open air museum.
2. The National Barn Alliance (NBA)
started as an informal network of Cooperative Extension educators, historic preservationists and concerned citizens interested in barn preservation programming. Initially, the land grant universities of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin were involved. The organization has since grown to include other states, State Historic Preservation Offices, statewide barn preservation organizations and national organizations such as the National Trust for Historic Preservation. By sharing information on initiatives and strategies being used throughout the country, the NBA expects to strengthen the efforts of all rural partners.
As age, obsolescence and sprawl take their toll, barns are disappearing from the American landscape at a tremendous rate. Even rural counties often have only one quarter of the barns they had just 50 years ago. Rural historic resources throughout the country are in a fight for survival. There are now barn documentation and preservation programs at either the local or state level in nearly all fifty states. Survey, landmark designation, conservation easements, grant programs and tax incentives are just some of the tools being used to protect our vanishing rural heritage. On our website you will find information and "how tos" for many of the tools described above. If you are interested in joining us in our nationwide effort to save barns and other historic resources of the American countryside, please become a Member of the National Barn Alliance today.
An initiative of the national barn alliance. Dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of traditional farm architecture in the United States
4. Hay in Art
The American site of Alan Ritch with the greatest hay and art database on earth . Very interesting themes. Take some days for the virtual visits.
The New World Dutch Barn, as it has come to be known, is one of the last physical reminders of the pre-industrial agricultural heritage of eastern New York and New Jersey. The efficient, heavy timber structural system adapted from Northern European precedents, reflects the practical construction and engineering skills of the predominately Dutch immigrants who settled the area, and their descendants. These barns are now rapidly disappearing from our rural landscapes and are in urgent need of increased study and preservation efforts.
The Dutch Barn Preservation Society
c/o The Mabee Farm Historic Site
1080 Main St. (Rt. 5S), Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150
Site Phone: (518) 887-5073
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