Hay Barn Exhibit at the MAH
This winter the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History is partnering with UCSC to present an exhibition on the restoration of the Cowell Lime Works Hay Barn. The barn dates from the 1860s or ‘70s, and its frame was made using mortise and tenon joints held together by wooden pegs. The feasibility of restoring this magnificent structure is now under study. According to the Museum, “This exhibition will introduce visitors to the history of the UCSC south campus, the techniques of timber framing, and the possibilities for the future. Students, families, and adults will be able to work together to raise a model of the Hay Barn and to learn more about a vision for the Cowell Lime Works Historic District.” The inspiration for the exhibit originated with the lecture and demonstration on timber frame construction organized last April by the Friends and cosponsored by the Museum. The exhibit will be part of a Museum-wide exhibition titled “Work In Progress.” The Museum is at 705 Front Street in Santa Cruz, and the exhibit will run from December 14, 2012, to March 17, 2013. Visit their website (santacruzmah.org) for details.