I’ve read the TAN report and shared it with the FMB board. Boiling it down, here’s a bullet point version for you:
1. We have stuff from the Save the Barn Campaign. We’re calling it “a collection.” We’re going to archive all of it with acid-free storage materials as directed by our technical advisor.
2. We are in the process of formally acquiring other stuff, stuff related to the barn and its founding family, the Goods. You may have seen a few Facebook photos. If Friends of the Maplenol Barn is unable to own and preserve these items, we hope to make replicas.
3. In order to display our collection, we’ll need to do some homework. We’d like to share the collection with everyone, because without everyone’s Facebook “likes” and signatures, we wouldn’t have acquired these historic materials. As this bullet point gets more attention and develops, I’ll write about it here.
That’s it! The report was very short and focused on our goals of 1) safely storing our collection and 2) making an exhibit for public display. Thanks for reading!