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Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear – Barn Workshop

June 10 @ 10:00 am - June 14 @ 4:00 pm

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) will host its annual barn restoration workshop June 10-14 , 2024. The workshops which started in 1997, provide“hands on” training of all techniques. The workshop is 9 am – 4 pm each day and is free. Participants can also sign up for any number of days. Workers are not required to be skilled in the building trades, though experience will be helpful and appreciated. The purpose of the workshop is to teach the techniques and train owners and those interested how to do restoration work on timber and frame structures, including concrete and stonework. Past workshop attendees have ranged in age from 7 to 75 with each contributing their own unique skills to the project.Tools and materials will be provided. Participants should wear boots, gloves, and bring a sack lunch for each day that they attend. The park maintenance staff is providing the skilled labor to put on this workshop. Location and scope of work for this year will be coming soon. Stay tuned! Interested parties should contact the park Historical Architect, Kimberly Mann, at 231-326-4771,


June 10 @ 10:00 am
June 14 @ 4:00 pm
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