Save that old barn

Farmer Charles Borders stands outside the former carriage barn that his family converted to a dairy barn. Borders Farm in Foster is maintained by Borders Farm Preservation Inc. Looking for advice on how to preserve your barn or learn about its history and architecture?

Start your search at the new Historic Barns pages ( on the RI Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission website. Resources include information on the National Register and preservation incentives, links to RI agriculture and historic barns websites, a list of historic barns and farms in RI that are open to the public, and a bibliography of barn history and architecture books. Visit and boost your barn knowledge!