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Conference Location
Rogers Hall at Camp Mary Dell
Brown's Memorial Park
1943 Indy Rd.
Abilene, KS 67410
Barn Fest 2014 - September 26-27th

Schedule (subject to change)
Friday, September 26
Rogers Hall, Camp Mary Dell at Brown's Park, Abilene, open at 7:30 am
7:30am Light Breakfast. Attendees welcome to facility and surrounding park area.
7:30 - 9:00 Registration Sign-in for Conference & Tour
8:00 Silent Auction Opens and Table displays open
9:00 Conference Welcome & Introductions
9:15 Barn Quilt Trail driving tours presentation of Dickinson County, by Judy Sorenson, Elmo, KS (Please visit the KS Flint Hills Quilt Trail table display)
9:30 "From The Land of Kansas", KS Dept. of Agriculture
10:15 Mid-morning break/view displays
10:30 State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Sarah Martin, Topeka
11:15 National Festival of Breads 2013 Youth Winner, Mardi Traskowsky, Woodbine, KS.
11:30 "Kansas Lunch"
1:00pm Schamber Construction/Restoration, Len Schamber, Damer, KS
2:00 Dr. Darrin Rubino, Dendrochronologist, Hanover College, Indiana
3:30 Q&A Open Conference Session
4:00 Wrap-up sessions. Tour the Historic C.L. Brown's Park Home
4:30-6:00 Open time. Lodging check-in. Visit Abilene for shopping/touring.
6:00 "Let's Celebrate the Barn!" Evening program & meal at Rogers hall.
Up-tempo piano & accompanists, vocal, saxophone.
Evening Feature: Kevin Kirkwood of KirkwoodKreations, Lecompton, KS.
Silent Auction bidding will conclude ahead of feature program.

Saturday, September 27
"Swedish-German-English" Stone Barns tour day
7:30-8:30 am Biscuit & Gravy breakfast, furnished by the Dickinson Co. Garden Guild. Location: Rogers Hall
8:30 Board buses, assemble driving line & Leave Camp Mary Dell to Stop #1 & driving tour
9:15 STOP #1 - Prospect Park Farm, Anders family/Taylor Farm
10:50 STOP #2 - Harlan Janke Farm
12:00 Noon STOP #3 - Lunch at Lyona Methodist Church, Lyons Creek
1:20pm STOP #4 - Jim & Jean Wohler/J.S. Hollinger barn
3:00 STOP #5 - Gordon & Joyce Taylor/Larson barn
3:45 Driving tour route back towards Abilene
4:30 (approx) Arrive back to Rogers Hall at Camp Mary Dell. Conclude conference.
 
 

 


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