Restored sheep barn becomes a classroom in Ebey’s Reserve

  • Friday, July 13, 2018 3:26pm
  • News

The public is invited to celebrate the restoration and re-purposing of the 1930s-era Pratt Sheep Barn in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve at a community open house 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28 with a brief program at 11:30 p.m.

Visitors should park at the Prairie Overlook, Sunnyside Cemetery or at the trailhead by the Trust Board Cottage and then walk to the barn. Refreshments will be served.

Hear the story of the Sheep Barn’s rehabilitation and see how National Park Service preservation craftsmen restored an empty, obsolete structure with work that included stabilization, a new floor, new doors and more.

The result is a rustic classroom that will be used to help others learn about the natural and cultural heritage of the Reserve.

The Sheep Barn is owned by the National Park Service. Funding for the project came from the National Park Service, the Friends of Ebey’s and The Nature Conservancy.

More in News

Man facing prison for sexual assault

A former South Whidbey man faces a prison term for sexually assaulting… Continue reading

Nortier leaving Island Transit

Executive director deboarding bus system next month

Crumpled napkin discovered in shoe | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County… Continue reading

Rapist sent to prison

An Oak Harbor woman who was chased by a man with a… Continue reading

Girl Scouts make emergency kits

South Whidbey just got better prepared for an emergency. On Aug. 29,… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Grown Week spotlights Maxwelton Valley

Annual tour features farms, produce, wine, spirits

Settlement reached with former police chief

Marks to receive $80,000, resigned Sept. 7

Getting ex-cidered!

Cider Festival features food, fun and Muscle and Arm Farm

Musical tributes to honor DjangoFest founder

‘Forever and ever, this will be Nick Lehr’s festival’

Most Read