Year End Round-up with the Indiana Barn Foundation

As the year begins drawing to a close, below are some items to keep in mind regarding your barn and the foundation.

* Barn Tax Deduction - Did you know that your barn likely qualifies for a deduction from your county property taxes? Put the savings toward a needed barn repair. Click on the link at the bottom of this page for the application. The deadline to file is January 5th.

* Barn Grant - Applications for the 2023 grant round are now being accepted. Applications can be submitted online or mailed. The deadline to apply will be January 31, 2023. 

* Year-End Donation - Please consider a donation to IBF, to either the general fund of the Mauri Williamson Legacy Endowment, during your year-end giving. Click on the link below under Get Involved for details.


Indiana barns are disappearing fast. Every year, we drive by familiar farmsteads and shake our heads as we watch the collapse of another iconic symbol of the Hoosier Heartland. While Indiana still has more barns per square mile than all but five other states, the financial incentives to rehab old barns lag behind efforts in other states.


Watch this space for information on events in 2023.

Barn News

Keep up with what's in the news concerning heritage barns.  In addition to interesting articles and videos on barns in Indiana, we will occasionally post articles from historic barn enthusiasts from around the County.  This is the place to learn what the IBF and other preservation groups are doing to save our barns!

Get Involved

There are several ways to get involved to help save Indiana barns. The first is to join the organization. Your membership gives you access to great information and educational events. Another way is make a donation. You can donate in memory or in honor of a loved one or someone who loves barns! Also, consider contributing to the Mauri Williamson Legacy Endowment. 

Barn Tour

Click the Events link for details on the 2023 barn tour when available.


Tax Incentive

Tax deduction for your heritage barn. Click here 


Keep informed with what's happening with the IBF.  

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