Wednesday, June 5, 2019

KHS Spring Program: New World Dutch Barns


On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the Kingston Historical Society will hold its spring program on New World Dutch barns. The program will take place in the barn at Rockingham State Historic Site at 84 Laurel Avenue in Kingston. Admission is free.

The program will begin at 7:00 pm with Victory Chase's video on the Rockingham Barn Raising, and refreshments will be served. At 7:45 pm, Elric Endersby will deliver an illustrated talk, "Arcades and Anchorbents: The Origins and Characteristics of New World Dutch Barns."

Elric Endersby is a founding partner of The New Jersey Barn Company, which disassembled the ruinous late 18th century Nevius Barn from the Middlebush area of central Franklin Township in 1999, and raised it at Rockingham in 2013. Victory Chase recorded this work on video over five weeks, from October 21 to November 25, 2013.

Photo of Rockingham Barn, Rockingham Historic Site, Kingston, courtesy of Elric Endersby