We are delighted to welcome you back to the village for the 29th Town Tours & Village Walks county-wide program on Thursday, August 17.
Until the mid-20th century, the most important building on nearly every Chester County property was the barn. It was the engine driving the agrarian household. As the county became more suburban and farms declined, barns were repurposed. The village of Yellow Springs is home to two such barns from the 18th and 19th centuries. Built to store grains and animals, they were adapted to become theaters, fine arts, and movie production studios. Author and barn historian Gregory D. Huber will present a history of Chester County barns and how they evolved. Tours of the barns will follow.
Doors open at 5:00 • Lecture at 6:00 • Barn tours immediately follow
Follow signs for parking in The Washington/Chester Springs Library lot after entering the village.
The Chester County Board of Commissioners sponsor the Town Tours to increase awareness of Chester County’s rich heritage and historic landscape. Also sponsoring: the Chester County Planning Commission; the Chester County History Center; the Chester County Historic Preservation Network; and the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau.