Program on barns will kick off Clarendon Historical Society’s season of events
Press Release, Clarendon Historical Society
CLARENDON – The Clarendon Historical Society invites you to join them for the start of their 2019 season of talks on Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. when Chad Fabry of Holley will present “Putting Things Together with a Purpose: English Barns.”
Local residents pass by barns every day without realizing that they are engineering marvels with a long history. Here’s a chance to appreciate what makes our local barns so special. One of these is the so-called “English Barn.”
Fabry will show us how these unique structures were designed, constructed and used. He will also go into the history of the techniques used by the carpenters, their tools, and their materials.
Fabry is an old-house enthusiast and historic building expert. He describes himself as a pragmatic preservationist. In addition to restoring his own beautiful Victorian home, he serves as a code enforcement officer and does home inspections.
The Clarendon Historical Society is excited about the rest of 2019. Here is what is planned:
• May 15: Barbara Chapman, Katie Andres and Dick Thomas – The Building Legacy of J.T. Wells and Sons
• June 19: Carol Bailey – The History of the Grange Movement
• July 17: Dee Robinson – Topic to be announced
• Aug. 21: Gina Schelemanow – The Cook Families of Bergen and Clarendon
• Sept. 18: Peter Jablonski – Historical Research and Recovery
• Oct. 18: Bruce Schwendy – The Three Erie Canals: History and Folklore
All programs take place at the Clarendon Historical Society, 16426 Fourth Section Rd., which is the intersection of Route 31A and Church Street in Clarendon. The presentations are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
The museum will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. on the days when there is programming (the 3rd Wednesday of the month beginning in April and going through October.)
For more information call 585-638-6371 ext. 104.