The Old Water Cistern in the Big Barn
Thanks to grants from ArtPlace America and the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation, the Clemmons Family Farm will be able to save the beautiful old wooden cistern in the Big Barn from falling through rotting floorboards. The cistern will be repaired and positioned so that it is more visible, enabling visitors to enjoy this unique artisanal treasure when the Big Barn becomes open for tours in 2019.
Above: Eliot Lothrop and Jack Clemmons at the Big Barn
More about the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation barn grant:
Farm Wins Preservation Grant. March 23, 2018. The Citizen.
State Barn and Historic Preservation Grants Awarded to 33 projects across Vermont. March 16, 2018. Vermont Digger.
Clemmons Family Farm Awarded 2018 Barn Preservation Grant. March 8, 2018. Charlotte News.