Next month’s Brown Bag program is titled “Preserving our Heritage: One Barn at a Time,” will be held on Friday, September 9th from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Marshall County Museum.
Carolyn Rahe, Marshall County resident and president of the Indiana Barn Foundation, will discuss the importance of bringing awareness to the value of old barns and the need to protect them. As a child, Rahe’s strong rural heritage was formed while traveling to farms with her father who was a veterinarian. Drives through the countryside always included stops to photograph barns. After reading an article about the loss of Indiana’s historic barns, Rahe was inspired to form a nonprofit organization to help farmers finance the maintenance of their barns. She reached out to others who not only had experience in preservation, but also shared her passion for historic barns and together they started the Indiana Barn Foundation.
Enjoy the Brown Bag Lunch presentation on September 9 and find out more about the annual Indiana Barn Foundation barn tour, a motor tour showcasing vintage barns in Indiana on Saturday, September 17. For more information on the presentation, contact the Marshall County Museum, 123 N. Michigan St. in downtown Plymouth at 574-936-2306.