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The Madison Historic Barn Tour weekend, July 11 & 12, 2014 is fast approaching. With 7 wonderful old 18th and 19th century barns on the Saturday Tour, including E.E. Cummings’ Joy Farm,  and a wonderful and informative speaker Friday night, interest is quickly growing.

A list of the other forty plus Madison barns over 100 years old will be available for those who want to do more independent exploring. Directions to the numerous fascinating cemeteries and graveyards of Madison may lead you to find the resting places of former barn owners, or ancestors of your own. Pick up a copy of Mary Lucy’s book from the Madison Historical Society.  Cemeteries and graveyard

Browse the Barn themed Art Show, purchase barn notecards and photo sketches, or place a bid on a photo or professional work of art in oil or watercolor at our Silent Auction.

Don’t miss Bob Cottrell’s entertaining talk and discussion of 18th and 19th century New England Barns on Friday night at 7pm at the Madison Elementary School. Bob’s talk is included in the price of the Barn Tour.

The Barn Tour starts at the Madison Library, 1895 Village Road and runs from 10am to 4pm on Saturday July 12th.

At the southern end of the Mount Washington Valley, the village of Madison is just minutes away from numerous hotels, picturesque B&Bs, wonderful restaurants and the tranquility of our natural setting around Silver Lake.

Bring a blanket and buy a Barn Tour Bag Lunch to enjoy at one of our Town Beaches or in the garden at the Library.

Make plans now to spend a day or two before or after the Barn Tour.
Tickets on the weekend of the Tour will be $20 per person. Advanced “will call” tickets may be purchased before July 1, 2014 for $15 per person, payable by check to Friends of Madison Library at PO Box 240, Madison, NH 03849.

All proceeds of Barn Tour events benefit the non-profit Friends of Madison Library.

For more information send an email to   FOMLibrary.NH@gmail.com