The Big Barn
Above: The historic Big Barn at the Clemmons Family Barn has enthralled local residents and other visitors to the Farm since the early 1800's. The barn is a popular subject for landscape artists and photographers.
Above: In the mini-video, Barn Talk, barn preservation expert Eliot Lothrop from Building Heritage provides a quick overview of some of the historic structures of the Big Barn and Shed. The condition assessment of the Big Barn and Shed was graciously supported through a grant from the Preservation Trust of Vermont.
Above: Barn Meditation is a short story-video about the Clemmons' childhood memories of stacking hay in the Big Barn in the 1960's.
Built into a hill, the two-level Big Barn at the Clemmons Family Farm was used for dairy cows, sheep, horses, poultry (lower level) and hay (upper level) from the time of its construction in the early 1800's and through the years up to the mid-1990's.
It was also one of the Clemmons children's favorite places to play when they were growing up on the Farm in the 1960's.
The family plans to do careful restorations and upgrades to the Big Barn to preserve its historic structural beauty, revitalize its use as an active farming barn, and to accommodate occasional special public events and gatherings celebrating the African American diaspora.