Open House 2011 the Maasdam Barns
Open House at the Maasdam Barns, Oct 7 & 8, 2011
The Maasdam Barns Preservation Committee invited the entire community
to an Open House at the Maasdam Barns on Friday & Saturday October 7 & 8, 2011.
The Welcome Center.
Inside the Welcome Center.
Just some of the displays.
Take the lane back to the barns.
The Mare Barn, with the Show Barn further along.
The Mare Barn - note the "horse sign" to the left.
The chicken coop and shed are behind the sign.
The outdoor sign depicting Louis D'Or in full size, reportedly the world's largest Belgian horse.
The bars needed to be sturdy to contain the stallions.
Chicken coop and Shed.
Mare Barn. Here we see the other side of the horse sign.
A Louden Machinery Company hay carrier.
Close up. This would have been mounted at the top of the barn, in the hay loft.
Eight mares could be housed here.
The hay loft, showing Louden-design rafters structure.
East side. The cupola was reproduced from old photos.
Louden products are on display in this barn also.
A working Louden Litter Carrier.
The Louden roof structure design enabled a lot of open space..
This original "Charter Oak" Turney farm wagon was purchased new here in Fairfield in 1919, and then returned to Fairfield in 1979.
Looking east from the Show Barn to the Mare Barn.
Horses demonstrating how they were used, here at work on the Maasdam Farmstead.
Photos by Jeff Fitz-Randolph, Oct 7 & 8, 2011