The Indiana Barn Foundation hosted its first bus barn tour of five Hancock and Madison County Barns on July 21, 2017. An enthusiastic group of 45 participants enjoyed traveling the backroads of these Indiana counties to explore several rural treasures. Onboard were three noted "barn detectives" who provide insight into the history and construction techniques of the unique barns. Between stops, county historians Brigett Cook Jones and Steve Jackson provided historical insight into the counties' past.
Thanks to our Barn Detectives...
Rudy Christian, noted timber framer and barn restorer; long-time Barn Detective with non-profit Friends of Ohio Barns, with Christian & Son, Inc.; from from Burbank, OH.
Duncan Campbell, expert in historic preservation, rehabilitation and restoration, former Director of Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, Ball State University; from Bloomington, IN.
Chuck Bultman, architect and barn preservationist; Vice President, non-profit National Barn Alliance; from Ann Arbor, MI.
and County Historians
Brigett Cook Jones, Hancock County Historian; from Greenfield, IN
Steve Jackson, Madison County Historian; from Anderson, IN