Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 3:30 pm to 8 pm

The Conference on Heritage is coming to Chambersburg, and we are excited to bring conversations about historic preservation, open space and land conservation to your community.

Come to these FREE events to learn more about the historic landscape of your community!

Join us for a discussion from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.: How to Save Barns, Farms, and Rural Heritage: A Panel Discussion

What are the key threats to historic barns and farm structures and what's the best way to avoid them? What are preservation priorities in an agricultural context? Where do I find funding? When is a structure beyond rehabilitation? How do I preserve the landscape as open space? Experts from the State Historic Preservation Office and organizations involved in land conservation, barn preservation and cultural heritage will provide helpful insights to the challenges specific to agricultural preservation and conservation, offering useful ideas, free tools and available resources. Learn about preserving a local "sense of place"and how to get involved in local, county, and state planning for historic and agricultural districts.

Then, come back with the family for a movie screening of "Barns of the Susquehanna Valley" from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Join us for a journey to discover the agricultural, architectural, and historical significance of the barns of south central Pennsylvania. This documentary features interviews with farmers, landowners, historians, architects, authors, preservationists, and fellow barn enthusiasts. The film will be followed by a brief Q&A.

Events will occur at the Alumnae Thomson Chapel at Wison College.

More information on the Conference of Heritage can be found here: