Bay 1 is the South exhibit area in the barn. It is used for rotating exhibits. The above is student art exhibit.
Bay 2 & 3 is used for public events and meetings. There are about 60 chairs and a number of 8' tables and about 1/2 dozen card tables available for use. A public address system and a large pull-down projector screen is available.
Bay 4 is the North exhibit area in the barn. It displays local Civil War artifacts from the Greencastle-Antrim area. There is also a very rare 'Slave Collar' that was made and used locally.
A fully functional kitchen is available for events and meetings. It is especially useful to caterers. The kitchen is ADA compliant. It is located in what was the barn 'Granary.
The other granary houses the ADA compliant restrooms.
This room is reserved for the future conservation room where incoming donations are processed. It is also climate controlled and located in lower level. Presently, it holds the archaeological collection from Ebbert Springs.
There are north and south storage rooms in the lower level of the barn. They house the museum collections from small artifacts to larger farm equipment.
The Barnes Library is named after A. Isabelle Barnes, a native of Greencastle-Antrim. She was a charter member of the Greencastle-Antrim Civil War Roundtable, established in the mid 1970s. For almost four decades, Isabelle collected books – books on the local history of Greencastle-Antrim, books on the history of Franklin County, books on the history of Pennsylvania, and books on American History. When she moved to Maine Isabelle said, “I have no use for these local history books in Maine, so I am giving my collection to Allison-Antrim Museum.” With one magnanimous gesture, Allison-Antrim Museum’s library grew tenfold. For this reason, the board of directors decided to name the library "The Barnes Library." Allison-Antrim Museum is sincerely grateful and indebted to Isabelle for her generosity.
The Barnes Library is located in the upper level of the barn.
On October 4, 2003, Allison-Antrim Museum purchased a circa 1865 extended German bank barn which was located just south of Chambersburg on the northwest corner of Loop Road and Molly Pitcher Highway.
The dismantling of the barn began. All the timber frame members and other important parts were cataloged with a color-coded numbering system. The dismantled barn was then taken to the storage and shop facility of the timber framer, where repairs were made in preparation for rebuilding.
Loading the timbers, etc, for transport to the new location.
The mason used a color-coded numbering system to mark all major stones in the foundation, such as the cornerstones and all the stones surrounding doors and ventilation openings. Every stone in front wall of the
lower level was cataloged. All cataloged stones were moved to the museum property and sorted. All other stones were hauled to the museum location.
October marked the beginning of the stonework for the foundation.• In November, the stonework continued until cold weather stopped the project until the following spring.
Reassembling the barn.
Grove Manufacturing donated an operator and the use of a crane.
Barn is completed in 2010
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