Open House 2011 the Maasdam Barns

Open House 2011

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

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