A Field Course in Old Barns

posted Oct 3, 2018, 6:47 AM by The Morris Farm Trust

A Field Course on Old Barns will be offered by MSAD #40 to begin on October 16 in Waldoboro.  Future classes will be at the barns of class members. The course will be taught by Les Fossel, who will donate his portion to the Morris Farm in Wiscasset.

This is a course for people who have an old barn (that perhaps needs repairs), want an old barn, or just love old barns! The emphasis will be on practical ways to maintain your old barn at an affordable cost. The first session is in the classroom: October 16 at 6:30 PM at Medomak Valley High School. After that, meetings will be held in the old barns of class members and scheduled at times convenient for class members. There will be as many sessions as are required to visit the barns of class members who want their barns visited (but no more than 12 people). This course is co-sponsored by the Morris Farm Trust in Wiscasset through the instructor.

The last class will be a potluck supper at the instructor’s house, where class members can see the instructor’s cabinetmaking shop and barns, and delve into his reference library on early buildings (one of the very best in Maine). NOTE: Following the first class, the day and time of future classes will be determined by class members in a way to accommodate as many individual schedules as possible.

Les Fossel is one of Maine’s foremost experts on early buildings. His award-winning business has specialized in preserving our early buildings since 1975. He has lectured throughout Maine and the Northeast, including as a faculty member for the University of Southern Maine. More information on his business enterprises is available at: www.oldhouserestoration.com.

The fee for this course is $74.  For more information or to register, go to MSAD #40 Adult Education (320 Manktown Road, Waldoroboro): msad40.coursestorm.com (201-832-5205) or kayla_sikora@msad40.org.