PENDLETON An old-fashioned barbecue celebrates the salvage of a pair of old barns by the Umatilla County Historical Society.
The barns, which were located in northern Umatilla County, were slated for demolition, but the barn boards were salvaged and used to recreate a barn on the grounds of Heritage Station Museum hence Barn Again. The historical society received a grant from the Thorne Family and the interior of the barn was cleaned up and staged to display a collection of vintage tools, branding irons and farm implements.
The Barn Again BBQ is Saturday, Aug. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the museum grounds, 108 Frazer Ave., Pendleton. The cost is $15 for historical society members and $20 for the general public. The meal features a tri-tip beef picnic by Beer Belly BBQ. In addition, there will be a free menu for kids 12 and under who are accompanied by their parents. Reservations are required by Saturday.
The event also includes a short dedication ceremony and a performance by Joe Lindsay, who is known for his humorous and original songs created for specific events.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 541-276-0012 or stop by the museum, Tickets also are available at Armchair Books, 39 S.W. Dorion Ave., Pendleton.