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Programs > Tools for Preserving Barns and Farms
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"Historic barns and agricultural structures symbolize the distinctive New Hampshire values of heritage, hard work, productivity and stewardship. They are witnesses to the role of agriculture in our state's image and its economy, and they serve as scenic landmarks for residents and visitors alike."

-- New Hampshire RSA 227-C:27, 1999


Preserving Old Barns: Preventing the Loss of a Valuable Resource

Preserving Old Barns Front Cover


National Register of Historic Places

New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places

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Grant Programs and Tax Incentives

Barn Assessment Grants

Land and Community Heritage Investment Program - for municipalities and non-profits, grants for preserving natural, cultural and historic resources.

Conservation License Plate Program - for publicly-owned properties, grants for preservation and conservation projects.

Preservation Tax Credits - 20% federal income tax credit for the rehabilitation of income-producing structures on the National Register of Historic Places.

Other Resources

Barn Committee - Biennial Reports, Meeting Agendas and Meeting Minutes of the New Hampshire Historic Agricultural Structures Matching Grants Program Advisory Committee

Preserving Old Barns: Preventing the Loss of a Valuable Resource, by John C. Porter and Francis E. Gilman.

The Preservation of Historic Barns, by Michael J. Auer, Preservation Brief 20 from the National Park Service. A summary of historic barn types nationwide and technical advice for their maintenance.

Old Barn Resources - NH Preservation Alliance

NH Stories Inc. and New Hampshire Made, Inc. - promoting the people, products and services of New Hampshire.

Scenic and Cultural Byways - increasing direct marketing opportunities, New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning.

NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food

American Farmland Trust - online library, research, technical and policy assistance for saving family farms and farmland.

National Barn Alliance - national barn preservation network.

National Agricultural Library - online library and links to agricultural topics, including extensive history and image collections.

Agriculture.com - portal and search engine for agricultural subjects and programs.

Rolfe Barn - Technical Information Sheet: Exploring the Rolfe Barn in Penacook Adobe Acrobat

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