The Smithshyre was awarded a Heritage Barn Initiative Grant!

The barn needs about $30,000 in work to remain standing. We were awarded a Heritage Barn Initiative Grant. The Washington Historical Trust administers these grants on behalf of The Washington Dept. of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

Work is underway. We plan another event on the farm to celebrate the barn in 2019, date TBD. We hope it will be a preservation completion celebration. Thank you for your support, with your help we will save a bit of our common agricultural homesteading history.

The grantee must match dollar for dollar.

Gratefully in-kind donations of time, material and equipment count towards the matching dollars.

To save this barn we will need our whole community to help!

Go Fund Me: We have a “Go Fund Me” set up if you would like to donate here is the link.

Needed In-Kind Equipment: Scaffolding, harnesses, static line, wall jacks, bucket truck, ect.
Needed In-Kind Materials: dimensional lumber, siding, cement, Sonotube, ect.
Needed In-Kind Labor: carpentry, electrician, concrete worker, laborer,

Fundraising:
We offer sponsorship and marketing packages:
$500 cash or in-kind sponsorship: Logo and link on our web page. Recognition at the barn preservation celebration event (Fall 2018)
$1,000 cash or in-kind sponsorship: Logo and link on our web page & in our newsletter. Weekly social media mentions during the project. Recognition at the barn preservation celebration event (Fall 2018)
$2,000 cash or in-kind sponsorship: Logo and link on our web page & in our newsletter. Weekly social media mentions during the project. Roadside placement of a yard sign or logo banner. Recognition at the barn preservation celebration event (Fall 2018)
$3,000 cash or in-kind sponsorship: Logo and link on our web page & in our newsletter. Weekly social media mentions during the project. Roadside placement of a yard sign or logo banner. Recognition at the barn preservation celebration event (Fall 2018). Your logo on a tasteful permanent placard every barn visitor will see.

Go Fund Me: We have a “Go Fund Me” set up if you would like to donate here is the link.

Would you like to get involved contact us, thank you for the help. thesmithshyre@gmail.com or 360-271-0679

Heritage barn from SW

Project Timeline
Early 2019:
Seek in-kind contributions or cash sponsorships.
Work with local contractor (Mike Lambro) and engineer to plan the outlined repairs.
March 2019:
Finalize Project Plans
Spring 2019:
Make repairs & preserve the barn.
Summer 2019:
The Smithshyre will host an event to thank sponsors & supporters. We will celebrate the barn’s preservation.

Budget

Description of Work ElementsMaterialLaborTotal
Foundation Repairs400$‎ 2,000$‎ 2,400
Structural Stabilization (replace sills, post & add framing)2000$‎ 9,000$‎ 11,000
Replace flooring as needed2200$‎ 4,500$‎ 6,700
Finish re-roofing1200$‎ 3,000$‎ 4,200
Replace siding as needed1800$‎ 3,500$‎ 5,300
Total$‎ 29,600

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