Williamstown Historical Museum launches barn restoration project

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (WWLP) – The Williamstown Historical Museum is starting a new project to preserve the Dolan-Jenks Barn, which was donated by Carole and Peter Dolan.

The barn, which is currently fully dismantled, will be restored and then moved and reassembled on the WHM property at 32 New Ashford Road.

According to a press release sent to 22News, the museum has selected David Babcock of Babcock Brothers Restoration to perform the dismantling, restoration and reassembly of the barn.

The Dolan-Jenks Barn is part of a property that once included a working farm with 12 ancillary buildings and was built in the mid-1800s and used primarily to store farm equipment and vehicles.

The museum aims to use the barn to educate the community on 19th century construction methods and agricultural equipment.

For more information or to donate, email [email protected] or call 413-458-2160.


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