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.