Oley Valley Heritage Association’s Christmas Ornament Produced by Clay on Main

Oley Valley Heritage Association and Clay on Main have collaborated on the production of a limited edition commemorative ornament for the Association’s 30TH anniversary in 2013.  In 1983, Oley Township was listed on National Register of Historic Places, the first township in America to be listed in its entirety.  OVHA was subsequently formed to continue important historical preservation work.
Clay on Main, a local non-profit cooperative clay studio in Oley which offers classes, workshops, and lectures was contacted by OVHA to design and produce the limited edition ornament.  Studio members designed a redware ornament using the OVHA logo.  The association’s logo, which features the DeTurk house, was originally created by the late Gerald H. Yoder of Oley Valley Redware.  The ornament will be for sale at Oley Valley Heritage Association’s fall membership meeting on Monday, November 19, 2012, at 7:00 PM, at Oley Valley Fair Centre Building on Jefferson Street in Oley.
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In keeping with its mission to promote education and appreciation of cultural heritage, the program for this November 19TH meeting will be “Ancient Heritage Will Not Disappear—Log Barns Living and Breathing in Berks County” by Greg Huber.  Greg Huber is a barn and house historian, an independent scholar, consultant & principal owner of Past Perspectives and Eastern Barn Consultants—both historic and cultural resource companies.  His special focus is on vernacular barn architecture in southeast Pennsylvania and beyond.  A student of early architecture of the northeast since 1971, he has documented nearly 7,500 old buildings, including more than 3,000 homestead houses and more than 4,000 barns in the east since the mid-1970s.  Greg is author of more than 150 articles on barn and house architecture and is co-author of two books:  the second edition of The New World Dutch Barn (2001), Stone Houses—Traditional Homes of Pennsylvania’s Bucks County and Brandywine Valley (2005).  He is currently writing a major treatise on barns in Pennsylvania.  The program is free and open to the public.
The association’s website is www.oleyvalleyheritage.org and can be contacted at OVHA@oleyvalleyheritage.org.  Clay on Main’s website is www.clayonmain.org and can be contacted at studio@clayonmain.org or 610-987-0273.

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