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American Livestock Breeds Conservancy is a nonprofit organization working to protect over 150 breeds of livestock and poultry from extinction. Founded in 1977, it is working to conserve historic breeds and genetic diversity in livestock.

American Livestock Breeds Conservancy

The Barn Journal is dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of traditional farm architecture.

The Barn Journal

 

Historic Preservation Office of the
Kansas State Historical Society

KSHS Historic Preservation Office

 

Kansas Electric Cooperatives

Kansas Electric Cooperatives includes 28 local electric co-ops. KEC published Kansas Barns by Bob Marsh. They also publish Country Living bimonthly. It is available by subscription to non-co-op residents of Kansas.

Kansas Electric Cooperatives

 

Kansas Farm Bureau

In addition to many farm related programs, Farm Bureau honors those who have kept their farms in the same family for over 100 years through their Century Farm program. Go to their website to learn more or visit your county FB office.

Kansas Farm Bureau

 

Kansas Sampler

The mission of this foundation is to preserve, sustain, and grow rural Kansas culture. Become a Kansas Explorer and learn about all there is to see and do in the unique, beautiful rural Kansas countryside and towns.

Kansas Sampler

 

Metzker Restorations

Robert Metzger, Ness City, provides historic architectural restoration of all types. His specialty is window restoration including stained glass.

Metzker Restorations

 

The National Barn Alliance (NBA) encourages the documentation, through surveys and photography, of historic barns and other rural structures. Encourages and supports the creation of statewide and local barn preservation organizations and programs. Facilitates the sharing of information on barns, their history and their maintenance.

National Barn Alliance

National Farmers Union

The National Farmers Union believes it is vital to support rural communities across the country. The goal is to help farm owners continue and enhance their current way of life. The independent family farmer is the focus of NFU.

National Farmers Union

 

National Park Service
Preservation Briefs
, easy-to read guidance on preserving, rehabilitating and restoring historic buildings. Preservation Briefs 1-43 are now available online.
NPS Preservation Briefs
National Park Service
The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation
NPS Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation
National Trust for Historic Preservation

National Trust for Historic Preservation

 

The New York State Barn Coalition

Many sources for printed barn repair and preservation information are listed.

The New York State Barn Coalition

 

Preservation Action is a 501c4 nonprofit organization created to serve as the national grassroots lobby for historic preservation. It seeks to make historic preservation a national priority by advocating to all branches of the federal government for sound preservation policy and programs. Preservation Action
Preservation Solutions
Kerry Davis-Architectural Historian

M.S.-University of Vermont B.A.-The College of William & Mary

  • National Register of Historic Places nominations
  • Cultural Resources Surveys
  • Federal and State Rehabilitation Tax Credit applications
Extensive work with rural properties--barns and farmsteads

http://www.preservation-solutions.net

606 Spruce St.
Wamego, KS 66547
816-225-5605

Rosin Preservation, LLC

Rosin Preservation, LLC

215 W. 18th St., #150
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-472-4950
Fax: 816-472-4981

Schamber Historic Preservation, LLC

Len and Linus Schamber operate this family business from their homes in Damar and Hays. They specialize in historic restorations. Please view their past projects on their website.

Schamber Historic Preservation

 

Spring Creek Guest House

Cleon and Anita Davis operate Spring Creek Guest House on their family ranch. All amenities for up to 10 people are provided in the 4 bedroom, newly refurbished country house. Horse shelter is available as well as many acres for riding and hiking. Hunters are welcome.

The Davis farm near Hill City has been in the family since 1881. They currently have a herd of 250 purebred Charolais cows.

Spring Creek Guest House

 

TAKING CARE OF YOUR OLD BARN is a site produced by theVermont Heritage Network at the Universiyof Vermont Historic Preservation Proram. Taking Care of Your Old Barn
   

 


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