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Ontario Barn Preservation Online Presentation: An Evening with Cathy Johnston Walton and her Book Vanishing Barns

November 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a live chat with Cathy Walton she shares her experiences with writing her book Vanishing Barns: Remembering the Gentle Giants.

Vanishing BarnsVanishing Barns is a beautifully illustrated book of black and white photographs. It unearths rich stories of rural life in southern Ontario as told by family members. Each of the 162 barns recorded includes photos both recent and historical, genealogy beginning around 1880, barn dimensions and water sources. Other articles of interest include barn tools, petitioning for Crown land, a contract for building a 1904 barn and an 1875 mortgage sale poster.

When she was only two, Cathy cried “cow…pig…horse!” when she had to leave the farm that soon after became her family’s home. Retiring from teaching Cathy’s attention was drawn to the silent disappearance of barns. Making a record of the ones that were left became a passion.

This is a by donation event for the non-OBP-members, and free for our members.

Date: November 18, 2020 at 7PM

Where: online via Zoom video OR via phone in

How: You can get tickets by registering at Eventbrite and the attendance links and info will be sent to you. Or consider joining with a membership and receive a free ticket and other benefits as you support our organization!


November 18, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm




Ontario Barn Preservation
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