Sitting like a skeleton at the edge of the Southampton Historical Museum grounds, the Sayre Barn has been stripped of its deteriorated siding. All that stands is its original 19th century frame, giving passersby a glimpse inside.
According to Tom Edmonds, the executive director of the Southampton Historical Museum, further deterioration of the building would have meant its demise—and so the museum took action.
Now in the midst of reconstruction, which began last week, the barn should be resurrected in time for the museum's Harvest Day in September—when it will offer festival-goers a glimpse of what the building was like during its prime. Mr. Edmonds said he expects the building ultimately will be used for dances and art exhibits, and will be rented out for special events and weddings.
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