Burr-Deacon Barn Raising
Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Organized by the NSCDA-NJ.
Contact Caroline Halfinger at [email protected] or call 609-267-6996. Bring lawn chairs and your favorite picnic blanket. Light fare will be provided. On-site parking is available but limited. We welcome any partnerships with local businesses.Historic barns are being taken down more often than being preserved in New Jersey.
The NSCDA-NJ invites the public to be a part of this special event, which will feature a barn raising ceremony dating back to ancient days, with the hanging of a whetting bush on the highest peak of the barn frame. The Burr-Deacon Barn was originally built in 1875 on the Deacon Farm, across Burr’s Road from Peachfield, headquarters of the NSCDA-NJ.
The Burr-Deacon Barn Raising will launch this next phase of the reconstruction project, re-erecting the main section of the Burr-Deacon Barn at its new home at Peachfield. Original carpenter’s marks from 1875 are still clearly visible on the original beams. The NSCDA-NJ will use the Burr-Deacon Barn as a space to expand its historical and educational programming for the local community