Monday, January 14, 2013

Tobacco Barns Workshop a Success

Preservation Virginia held a workshop last week about maintaining and repairing barns and log buildings as part of out Tobacco Barns Preservation Project. Over fifty people attended to hear updates on the tobacco barn survey and to hear a great presentation by Luke Ramsey of Ramsey Restoration Inc.

Luke Ramsey giving his presentation

Books on tobacco heritage and log buildings

Historic woodworking tools on display

Ramsey, a Nelson County resident, is a specialist in log building repair and restoration. He showed slides from several projects where log structures in poor condition were completely restored. Ramsey also brought an array of historic wood working tools to display.

Casey Sparks and Kayla Keen with their winning posters
Winners of the middle school poster contest “Preserve our Barns so they a more than a Memory” were also in attendance. More workshops are planned later this year.