September 20, 10am–4pmWhere
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The self-guided tour will showcase six historic barns in Hancock County, dating from c.1850s-1920s. Guests on the tour will learn the history of the barns and the farms they occupy. Many of the farms have been passed down in the same families for several generations. The barns display a wide array of timber-framing techniques and styles and have come to serve a variety of purposes. While some of the barns are being adaptively reused, others remain fully functional outbuildings on working farms. In addition to a wealth of historical information, guests will enjoy a day of activities promoting Hancock County heritage at each of the tour stops, including an antique plow show and demonstration (sponsored by the Arlington & Cory Rawson FFA Alumni), quilt show, local food vendors, and music by The Athen Ry. Tickets are $10 for Hancock Historical Museum members and $15 for nonmembers. Children 16 & under are free. For more information and a map of the tour stops, visit www.hancock historicalmuseum.org or call the Hancock Historical Museum at (419) 423-4433.