THURSDAY FEB. 13 EVENT CANCELED: Due to inclement weather, Barn Keepers has canceled the Feb. 13 program. Please accept our apologies.

We regret having to cancel, and hope to soon find an alternate date to host our planned speaker Rita Frazer. She is director of network and audio services for the RFD Radio Network and the Illinois Farm Bureau, as well as president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting.

Check back here, or on our Facebook page, where we will post the new date for our event!

Barn Keepers is a McLean County, Illinois-based not-for-profit organization devoted to the documentation, preservation, restoration, and celebration of area barns.
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Upcoming 2020 Events: Barn Keepers’ public meetings convene on Thursday evenings May 14, September 10, and November 12. (Our February 2020 meeting, canceled due to inclement weather, will be rescheduled.)

Barn Tour 2020 date: Mark your calendars! The always popular annual Barn Tour will be held Saturday, September 12. The Barn Keepers board is still weighing its options as far as host townships, so stay tuned for an official announcement this spring.

Guide to 2019 Tour: We’ve uploaded our 34-page 2019 Tour Guide to the website. The booklet features histories of the Sept. 14 tour’s featured barns, as well as information about several area sites including Patton Cabin and the old Blacksmith Shoppe. It also includes maps of the Lexington and Money Creek townships.

Barn paintings donated: Former Barn Keepers board member Wally Yoder, and his wife Betty Yoder, recently donated five hand-painted barn scenes. The works were created by the Illinois artist Jean Harned. These beautiful works of art will be raffled as a fundraiser, at a future Barn Keepers event. We thank Wally and Betty for their generosity!

Wally and Betty Yoder donated these pieces of fine art to the Barn Keepers this fall.