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

Kalkaska Feed and Supply barn; Kalkaska, Michigan

Kalkaska Feed and Supply; Kalkaska, Michigan

Welcome to the Michigan Barn Preservation Network, a volunteer-based, statewide nonprofit dedicated to promoting appreciation, preservation, and rehabilitation of Michigan barns, farmsteads, and rural communities. We are committed to the rehabilitation of barns for agricultural, commercial, public, and residential uses. Adapted re-use is a significant strategy for barn preservation – all structures need a reason for being.

This website provides information about our organization and resources to help you with your barn:

  • Meet our Board of Directors.
  • Check out our archive of newsletters for examples, information and resources.
  • Review our directory of architects, contractors and other barn workers for information and contacts on professionals who work across the state.
  • FAQs are about barn rehabilitation and repair.
  • Get updates on the newest information — Barn of the Year nominations and awards, conferences, hands-on workshops, tours and programs.
  • Join us – get involved! We need you.

Barns need you!

MBPN is a member of:
– National Barn Alliance (NBA)
– Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN)
– National Trust for Historic Preservation