THE 2017 Spring Iowa Barn Foundation Picnic and Tour will be held in Clinton & Jackson Counties on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, 2017. Please join us for our Barn Tour (and Picnic on Saturday).
Historic Barns in Clinton and Jackson counties, one dating to 1870, will be featured on the barn tour. 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.
The tour will include six historic barns in Jackson County and five barns at four locations in Clinton County. Barns will be open from 9:00 a.m. To 5 p.m. each day.
If you would like to attend the IBF Picnic on Saturday, June 10th, at noon at the Witt farm, 4010 220th St, Clinton, Iowa, please send a check or money order made out to The Iowa Barn Foundation for $10 per person. Mail to: Ann Harvey, 3835 34th St., Des Moines, IA 50310.
The Witt farm is 2 miles east of Elvira, Iowa, and 4 miles west of 19th St and the parkway, at 4010 220th St, Clinton.
"Grand In Grey". The Stromeyer barn, in Spragueville, Jackson County, is one of those featured in this Tour (photo by Caroline M. Bredekamp). See more photos of this barn here.
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.