Flagstaff County has taken inventory of a valuable part of the region’s rich heritage: its barns.
Over the summers of 2016, 2017 and 2018, university student Sydney Hampshire spearheaded this important project to help bolster the understanding and appreciation of rural agricultural history right here in Flagstaff County.
Hampshire gathered information on the locations of barns throughout the county, visiting them, photographing them, interviewing the property owners and posting all relevant information to an online database to be preserved for future generations.
Hampshire documented more than 60 barns within Flagstaff County.
If you haven’t already done so, check out the Barns of Flagstaff County website.
Heritage Barns of Flagstaff book
Discover a valuable piece of the Flagstaff Region's rich agricultural heritage with our coffee-table book!
Titled "Heritage Barns of Flagstaff: Volume 1," this full-colour hard-cover publication features nearly two dozen barns from our online database at: https://heritagebarnsofflagstaff.com.
The books are available through the Flagstaff County office for $35 each. Call Jenalee at 780-384-4152 or Kerri at 780-384-4150 to order your copy today!
In the news
Our Heritage Barns Project has been the subject of the following online articles and video:
- July 31, 2018 – Folio: U of A student’s ‘Heritage Barns’ book helps preserve Alberta’s rural history
- July 31, 2018 – Farms.com: Showcasing Alberta's heritage barns
- August 7, 2018 – Global Edmonton: Heritage Barns of Flagstaff looks to preserve part of rural Alberta’s history
- August 7, 2018 – Country 106.5: New book highlights area barns and heritage
- September 13, 2018 – The Western Producer: Barn book uncovers unique stories
- October 17, 2018 – RETROactive: Preserving Heritage for Future Generations: Heritage Barns of Flagstaff County