Barn Again!  

Together We Build

Barn Again! explored the barn as an agricultural structure, symbol of community and country life, and monument in the American landscape. The project encouraged people to consider the network of ideas that are as essential to the traditional barn as its timber beams.

The way a society builds reflects and shapes its beliefs. Barn Again!, like most of Dreicer’s projects, focused on the process of building rather than on buildings as objects. A real barn raising kicked off the exhibition. (A video of the event played in the completed barn.) Participants gained an unforgettable understanding of the significance of expertise, planning, and teamwork.


Presented at National Building Museum, 1994.

The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service traveled a small format exhibition in multiple copies to 162 communities in 27 states, 1997-2005.

This project took its title from a National Trust for Historic Preservation program.