|The Stong Grain Barn|
Daniel Stong's Grain Barn
On its original location
The barn has both Pennsylvania German and English influences in its construction. It is a single
storey with double cribs or mows for grain storage. It has a large threshing floor in the centre
which was used for threshing and winnowing The threshing was the beating free of the grain
seeds, and the winnowing (from the old English word for 'wind') left the heavier grain kernels free
A small granary with partitioned bins was used for storing the gleaned grain while the straw was
saved for bedding.
The building is cantilevered, that is the west side of the structure does not rest on the ground but
has open space beneath it to provide shelter for storage or livestock. The log construction has
intentional gaps between the timbers to allow adequate ventilation for the hay and grain crops
Restored and open to the public in 1960.