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The barn is born again!

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The barn that Neil Manson dismantled in Knowlton's Landing in 2010 and resurrected on Fisher Road in Austin had its official inauguration on Saturday, September 8. Louise Abbott has been following the progress of this project in video, and she showed eleven minutes of excerpts from her documentary in progress. She hired a colleague, Vito DeFilippo, to videotape the inauguration so that she could enjoy the event. But she still assisted Vito from time to time with the shotgun microphone. Louise took the photo above in the fall of 2010 when Neil Manson was just starting to put up the timber frame.  Niels Jensen took the photos below during the inauguration. The barn will be used as a reception hall for weddings and other special events. Hats off to Neil Manson for this remarkable feat of restoration!






Giving Shelter at Eastern Townships Film Festival

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Giving Shelter: Historic Barns of the Eastern Townships was among the films featured at this year's Eastern Townships Film Festival, which was held in four locations in Knowlton and Sutton. Louise Abbott and Niels Jensen, the co-producers, were on hand at the screening  at 3 p.m. on August 17, 2013, in Knowlton at the local radio station theatre on Main Street.


Out of the Woods

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Niels Jensen designed and built this stunning bedroom set in tiger maple for a client in the Eastern Townships in early July. He is now working on the creation of office furniture for a new dental clinic in the region.



Beechwood Featured on Breakaway (CBC Radio)

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Louise Abbott was one of three people interviewed on June 25, 2012, by Jacquie Czernin of CBC Radio's "Breakaway" program about the beautiful nineteenth-century-style high-drive barn that was built on a historic farm known as Beechwood, outside of Georgeville.

Here's the interview!

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