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Promoting Appreciation, Preservation, and Rehabilitation of Michigan Barns, Farmsteads, and Rural Communities Since 1995

Michigan Preservation Network Announces 2018 Barn of the Year

The Michigan Barn Preservation Network (MBPN) announced their 2018 Michigan Barns of the Year Awards at the 23rd Annual Conference held May 5  at the AgroLiquid Conference Center in St. Johns, Michigan.

This is the 22nd year the Network has presented Barn of the Year Awards.  Including this year’s awardees, a total of 81 barns from across Michigan have been recognized for their unique qualities and/or preservation efforts. You can see the full details of these barns here.

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Access to our resources includes listings and images of Barns of the Year, Pride of Ownership awardees, Contractor listings and Event Bars.

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As a part of our ongoing efforts to provide outreach and educational programs to further community involvement the MBPN will continue to build efforts like Teamwork & Timbers.

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The Granary has found a new Home!

MBPN has completed the sale of the Granary to a family in Bruce Township, Michigan.

Click here for details of the Granary project.

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The movie "The Barn Raisers" premiered in Iowa in February, 2017. MBPN was a contributor and participant in this documentary by Fourth Wall Films. The film will debut in Michigan on Feb. 24 at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen farm. MBPN will feature the movie at our annual meeting on May 6, 2017.