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Luther College Barn Presentation

When Dec 01, 2009
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Decorah Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-382-3717
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Luther Barn Exterior


Hans Peter Jorgensen of Decorah will speak about the restoration of Luther College’s Ashmore-Jewell Barn at 7 p.m. Tuesday December 1 in the Decorah Public Library Mezzanine Gallery. The presentation will include photographs taken during the restoration project and information about the publication process for Jorgensen’s book, entitled “The Restoration of the Ashmore-Jewell Barn at Luther College: 1991-1993.”


In 1991 the large bank barn located on the campus of Luther College was close to collapse when Jorgensen came to Iowa to start an agricultural non-profit. The author’s recent photo-essay book shows the detailed process of restoration that followed over the next two years using Amish craftsmen and others in an effort that many said would be impossible.


Jorgensen’s book is available at by searching “Hans Peter Jorgensen.” Anyone who wishes to have Jorgensen sign a copy of the book on Dec. 1 should order one two weeks in advance to allow for printing and shipping.