Events, features and things to do for families in New Hampshire
Barns are the great support buildings for farms, and gardens, and even wildlife, an unusual, but natural focus for Squam Lakes Natural Science Center.
On Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Science Center, in support of Kirkwood Gardens, and in cooperation with the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance and the Squam National Register Initiative will be offering a tour of three classic New Hampshire barns and one carriage house.
On this self-guided tour participants will learn about the history of these farm buildings and about the interesting things they sometimes shelter - think Gardner Museum treasures!
Science Center staff will be present to talk about the wildlife that often depends upon barns. Directions and full background information will be sent to participants upon registration. Tickets, at $25 each, are available at the Science Center or by calling 968-7194.
The four very different buildings in this tour represent the early settler barn, the 20th century descendent, the gentleman's farm, and the carriage house. All the sites are in Holderness and Center Harbor and within easy driving.
More information on the Barn Tour can be found at www.nhnature.org.