HGAC Board of Directors and its Barn Preservation Project are delighted to announce that David Maclay has recently
come on board as our part-time Barn Preservation Specialist.
David has been a volunteer with the HGAC Preservation Committee
and the Barn Preservation Project for over ten years and he has already made many contributions to our project. He has always
been willing to help out whether it was setting up the BarnArt Show and Sale, leading barn surveys or giving talks and demonstrations
of barn framing techniques. In addition, David has often given tours of barns during our special events such as at the Civil
War Barn Dance or at the BarnAid Concert and fundraiser.
David will provide contract services to HGAC as its Barn
Preservation Specialist while he continues to operate his own timber framing business known as Pinehill Woodwork. For HGAC,
he will be responsible for maintaining, expanding and improving the HGAC Barn Preservation Project and Grant Program. He will
perform barn surveys using HGAC survey team volunteers, and he will provide training to the volunteers and increase the volunteer
participation in the surveys.
One of his primary, ongoing tasks will be to maintain and organize the digital and
hardcopy HGAC Barn Registry materials, identify gaps and missing information, and fill in the missing information where possible.
Additionally, he will work to improve communications with owners of barns on the HGAC Barn Registry by updating their contact
information and by establishing regular contact with them to announce events, exclusive special offers and grant availability.
David has already been writing the weekly barn feature piece that is published every Monday in the Gettysburg Times. With
the help of the Preservation Committee and other HGAC volunteers, David will move to establish a sustainable funding stream
for the Barn Preservation Project through the pursuit of grants, sponsorships and other sources of support.
If you have any questions about barn preservation and what HGAC is doing to make that happen, David will be the man to talk
to. He can be reached by telephone at (717) 677 – 4000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please join us in welcoming David in his new role as we continue
to grow the Barn Preservation Project and to save Adams County’s barns one by one.