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Raising Friends & Raising a Barn

TVHS gives a sneak peek of the barn build during the first FRIENDraiser June 28th, 2023


Construction has finally started on the new Dominick-Crawford Barn History & Education Center and is moving right along! We have seen tremendous progress in the last month with the site being dug out, the foundation outline being poured, the framing going up, and walls just started!


The first guests of the hard hat tour during the FRIENDraiser


Hard Hat Tours

Highlights of the tour are where the beautiful barn doors and windows are going, our dream for the elevated gift shop and book store experience, the much-needed storage use for the second floor, installation of future exhibits, and how our two new restrooms will be ADA compliant and accessible. There will also be a paved patio area, historic inspired gardens, and an outdoor classroom to enjoy.

Open to all


Perhaps the most exciting part of the barn is its open space and versatility! We plan to host workshops, lectures, and educational programs for learners of all ages. It will also be the center for events for our society, and provide an indoor option in case of inclement weather. And boy did we have some inclement weather! In the end, the sun shined for our supportive friends to come get up close and personal with our barn build!


Guests were treated to small group hard hat tours of the building by Board President Jeff Schnee, along with Steve Englebright who began this project with us many years ago, and Tom Schietinger the barn's contractor from Improvements by Design.


To learn more about the Dominick-Crawford Barn or to make a gift, please visit tvhs.org/buildthebarn

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