Monday, May 17, 2010


Sunday, May 16th  - 7:30 am

The Old Girl (yes, she's big-as-a-barn but that's OK) rolled on down 12300 S. to her new home on Pioneer Road.  It was a smooth moove led by Valgardson & Sons House movers and assisted by Tod Wadsworth of Ralph L. Wadsworth construction, Hadco Construction and Rocky Mountain Power.  Thanks to all these wonderful donors and many more for helping to make this happen.

Representatives from the Day family watched the move, several of whom actually worked in the barn from their youth.  It must have been a bit sad to see the barn leave it's historic location but everyone seemed happy to know the barn and the Day family story would continue on.  In fact, the Day Barn will help bring to life much of Draper's agricultural and family history and will also be part of creating new memories for generations to come!

It's not over yet!  Donations are still needed to renovate the barn so please check out this link for a fun fundraiser (did they put the FUN in FUNdraiser??) underway through Fresh Hair Professionals Salon in Draper.  If this sincere group is successful in reaching their goal of $10,000 the Day Barn will be about where it needs to be in terms of cash money!

Check back soon for a list of in-kind contributions and volunteer opportunities to help git-er-done!

Photos soon!

Here are some links to the great media coverage the barn move received -

Old Draper dairy barn saved - It's to serve as an education center and gathering place
Amelia Nielson-Stowell, Deseret News

Draper Historic Landmark is relocated . . .
Fox 13 News and Big Budah

KSL News story on the Day Barn


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