Noteworthy News & Videos

October 18, 2020

Since the Indiana Barn Foundation could not have our annual self-guided barn tour this year we produced this video highlighting four barns/homesteads in Monroe County. These are all wonderful examples of proud owners investing in the preservation of these historic icon...

October 3, 2020

The following video is part of the virtual lecture series presented by the National Barn Alliance.

August 31, 2020

The barn is an icon of the heartland’s rural landscape. Yet one special type of barn is on the verge of disappearing altogether in Indiana. A Rural Revolution: Indiana’s Round Barns examines the importance of round barns to the state’s agricultural history and the curr...

August 16, 2020

How to Speak Barn: the Language and Nuances of Barn Anatomy and the Language We Use to Describe Them”

August 8, 2020

Duncan Campbell's presentation of "Barns of Indiana" to the Monroe County History club.

In the past year, the Indiana Barn Foundation has continued our commitment to the preservation of historic barns. I believe they represent an important and irreplaceable piece of our heritage. I want to thank each of you for being a member and caring about these barns....

Otto Beer Sr. left a huge imprint scattered across two counties and other locales. He likely built more than 100 farm barns during a 31-year stretch. Some barns remain standing and a few are still used. But most have either been torn down or burned down. The legacy of...

Frank Littleton would not be outdone. An Indianapolis attorney and state lawmaker, Littleton owned a 360-acre farm in the McCordsville area in Hancock County. In 1901, colleague and fellow attorney Wymond Beckett built a round barn on his Dearborn County farm. It measu...

November 17, 2017

Casey Knigga acquired his hay press barn almost by chance. In 2003, he was in the market for an old log

cabin, and his plan was to reconstruct and restore it on his property in Ohio County for use as a hunting cabin.

“A cabin next to the creek, in the woods – that was th...

November 17, 2017

It’s easy to see why the Calloway family’s barn is such a focal point for anybody traveling on U.S. 31 in Miami County.

After all, it’s 80 feet in diameter and 54 feet high from the basement to the peak of the roof, it’s round, it’s red, and its roof is decorated with e...

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