The Red Barn needs your help!
A picture is worth a thousand words. The Red Barn needs some pretty urgent help.
The Red Barn was originally a grain storage shed located on the Orient wharf. In 1890, Thomas Young, a dock agent, moved it to the rear of his property on Village Lane and used it as a seine house for repairing and storing fishnets.
When it was relocated to the Society’s campus, a portion of the building was made into a replica of a typical general store. The other portion became devoted to a collection of horse-drawn vehicles and trappings. Many people have fond memories of the penny candy store that it once housed!
The Red Barn now houses the Society’s horse-drawn vehicles and objects related to Oysterponds’ agricultural and maritime heritage – plows, ox yoke, corn grinder, try pot, scallop dredge, and much more.
We raised $8,250 at the Summer Benefit. That puts us 1/4th of the way to our goal. Please use the form below to let us know that you want to help.