13th Annual Barn Keepers Barn Tour in Bellflower

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Barn Keepers Tour

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For an interesting dose of history, don’t miss the annual Barn Keepers barn tour featuring 12 sites, including barns, the Bellflower History Museum, a larger dairy farm and other places of interest as well as a variety of farm animals.

The event is Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. with registration from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. The Welcome Center is located at the Bellflower Community Center for purchasing the Barn Tour History Booklet and map.

Barn information and census maps will be available for viewing at the Welcome Center and the Bellflower United Methodist Church will be serving coffee and donuts in the morning as well as a light lunch being served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center facility.

The tour is self-guided and most of the barns can be viewed on the interior. Someone will be stationed at each barn to answer questions. Please note this one stipulation for this year, the Stone Ridge Dairy Farm will be offering a one- time presentation at 10:30 a.m.

The event is held rain or shine and parking is available near all the barns. Bicyclists are welcome. Admission is $20 per carload for non-members and $15 for members. Extra books are available for $5 each.

Barn Keepers promotes the restoration, preservation, and repurposing of barns. Additional information is available at barnkeepers.org, on Facebook, or by calling (309) 475-6951.

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