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The Charles Fish Barn
The Charles Fish Barn is an historic Hopewell Township barn frame that has been re-raised at Howell Farm as part of the visitor center. This portion of the website provides information on this structure, its original use, how it was re-raised in May 2005, and who the family was who first built and used it.
In addition to understanding the barn as a physical structure, understanding who the people were, what crops they grew, what animals they raised, and how they lived in their farmhouse can lead to a greater appreciation for this barn and what its preservation represents.
By clicking on the topics to the left, you can find pages containing the following information:
Plans of the Charles Fish Barn
Information about the raising of the Charles Fish Barn at Howell Farm.
The story of the Charles Fish family, their farm, and the barn
"Snapshots" of the Charles Fish family and farm based on the documents indicated
1830 - US Census
Lesson Plans designed to help teachers and parents guide students in learning about this Hopewell Township historic barn. The lessons allow students to use transcriptions of original documents that have been preserved. We hope this will encourage students to value preservation of both documents and structures that help them understand what life was like in their county over a hundred years ago. We hope these lessons will enrich student participation in the raising of this barn and visits to the farm in the future.