Raise funds to finish restoring the Heritage English Wheat Barn at Cold Creek Conservation Area
Barn Restoration Programme
The final stages of restoration involve preservation of the barn’s exterior. This will include the cleaning, repair and staining of the exterior siding and installation of lightning rods.
We invite you to join us in the final stage of the Cold Creek English Wheat Barn restoration by providing your financial support and contributing to the continuing use and preservation of this heritage treasure. All contributions will be recognized on a donor’s plaque when the project is completed. If you wish a member of the Stewardship would be happy to meet with you at Cold Creek to show you the barn.
The English Wheat Barn
The Barn at Cold Creek is located in the middle of Cold Creek Conservation Area and was built by Adam Cairns, the original settler of the property, between 1842-1854 during Canada’s wheat boom. the barn was officially designated a heritage building under the Ontario Heritage Act in 2009. A plaque has been installed in front of the barn on a large bolder to highlight the designation.
The Stewardship in partnership with the Township of King and the private sector has made tremendous strides to restore this barn. funds from a Trillium Foundation grant, Stewardship donations and Township budget monies have enabled repair of the barn foundation and flooring, replacement of the barn roof and adjoining shed roof and a cleaning of the interior so it could be put back into productive use.
The Cold Creek barn continues to provide valuable service in the storage of equipment used in the many on-site programmes and events held at cold Creek. For example, equipment storage is provided for the Township’s children’s programmes, Arts Society King, Schomberg Village Association for Main Street Christmas and the Stewardship. The Township Museum also stores a few of the larger historic agricultural implements in their collection. Ultimately we hope the main floor of the barn will be used to display a collection of pioneer agricultural implements that will be open to all visitors.
Cheques should be made out to: Cold Creek Stewardship Barn Restoration
Cold Creek Stewardship c/o Bob Belcher
124 Wellar Ave. Nobleton ON L0G 1N0
Who We Are
Cold Creek Stewardship is in incorporated volunteer not-for-profit group of community members dedicated to restoring the facilities, forest, and wildlife areas of Cold Creek Conservation Area and protecting historic facilities for the enjoyment and education of the public.