The Pennsylvania Barn

Category: Season 5


Curt Musselman

Historian, Barn Preservationist

A Gettysburg, PA native, Curt is a retired Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg National Military Park and a Past President of the Historic Preservation Society of Gettysburg – Adams County (HGAC). He has led the HGAC Barn Preservation Project and its historic barn survey since its inception in 2005.

This lecture will show you how to identify the architectural style of barn known as the Pennsylvania Barn. It then goes on to explore the three classes and some of the many types and sub-types of Pennsylvania Barns. This lecture is based upon the work of Emeritus Professor Robert Ensminger of Kutztown University and includes a variety of photos of barns on the Gettysburg Battlefield and the surrounding countryside.

Additional Resources:

  • Pennsylvania Barns Reading List and Tours

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