- 2006 - Original loft window - exterior view - 30 June 2006
Four wooden windows provided ventilation for the loft. - The four wooden loft windows were made with a double layer of wood, nailed together for strength. These windows were apparently fastened with hooks. For modern convenience in operating the Bell Barn as a tourist attraction, heavy duty metal hinges enable the replica windows to be easily opened and closed as required.
- 2007 - Original loft window - interior view - 17 May 2007
Repairs around the loft window openings were done with bricks, rather than stone. - The windows were made in two layers. The interior layer consisted of seven horizontal boards. The exterior boards were nailed in a chevron pattern. Large square nails were used, and those were bent over on the interior for extra strength.
- 2008 - Bell Barn - segment of original interior curved joist
The letter "M & M 6072" painted on this beam may be a form of shipping code. - A number of laminated wooden beams were nailed in a curved pattern to enable the floor and roof structure to be constructed. During the ban dismantling in April 2008, one of those beams was found to include the following letters: "M & M 6072: It is possible that these beams were prefabricated in Minnesota and shipped to Indian Head by train, with the letters and numbers referring to a rail car on the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway. This salvaged beam is on display inside the reconstructed Bell Barn.
- 2008 - Members of Bell Barn Society with original 1882 window frame - April 2008
L-R: Bruce Olesen, Thor Johnson, Frank Korvemaker, Jerry Willerth - photo by Dayle Bowman - The original 1882 window was salvaged for display, and for use in designing the 36 replacement windows that were incorporated into the reconstructed round stone barn. The original windows had a single thin pane of glass, which was subject to easy breakage. Therefore, much stronger glass blocks were inserted in the new windows.
- 2008 - New sign at future barn site; old barn in background
Photo by: Dayle Bowman - Feb. 2008
- 2008 - Original Barn window - exterior view
One of 36 windows that provided light for the barn interior - The original windows were largely replaced in the 1920s, when this horse barn was converted for cattle use. Larger windows were necessary to provide light for milking the cows.
- 2008 - Original Barn window - interior view
Last surviving original window, before removal during barn dismantling in 2008 - Only one of the original 36 small 8 x 8 inch windows survived into the 21st century. This was removed during dismantling of the Barn in April 2008.
- 2008 - Salvaged original Bell Ban window frame
Saved during April 2008 dismantling of the Bell Barn - The original frame was made in 1882, and was held together with square-cut nails. A think sheet of glass was fastened near the exterior with very small slats and nails on both sides of the glass.
- 2010 - Eleanor Holden with original artifacts from the Bell Farmhouse
The newel post and doorknobs were salvaged from the house interior - Eleanor Holden, who lived in the Bell Farmhouse before its demolition in the 1950s, donated the original Farmhouse newel post and doorknobs to the Bell Barn Society on April 28, 2010. They are now on display inside the reconstructed Bell Barn.
- 22 Bell Barn Fundraiser 8 May 2010 Dan Loran draws 2
8 May 2010 - Raffles and door prizes were part of the Community Business Dinner activities. (Source: Dan Loran)
- 24 Bell Barn Fundraiser 8 May 2010 Dan Loran draws 4
8 May 2010 - Fundraising chair Maurice Delage (left) hosted the Community Business Dinner at the Grand Avenue Inn. (Source: Dan Loran)
- 34 Bell Barn Fundraiser 8 May 2010 Dan Loran draws 12
8 May 2010 - Socializing before the Community Business Dinner was served. (Source: Dan Loran)
- 001 - British Association Visit - 1884
The British Association visitors arrived on several different ships- the SS Parisian,SS Polynesian and the SS Oregon of the Allan Line among those. It seems about 800 members decided to take advantage of the offer of reduced ocean fares and free railway trips on the CPR-the Canadian government contributing $25,000 to offset costs. The Montreal meeting was the first BA meeting to be held outside of the United Kingdom and therefore garnished a lot of interest.
https://archive.org/stream/jstor-1759804/1759804#page/n1/mode/2up 1883/proposed meeting for the BA in Canada ***** https://archive.org/stream/britishassociati00lefr#page/6/mode/2up $25,000 towards the BA Meeting ****** and various Steam Ship Lines that sailed at that time http://books.google.ca/books?id=4lEpAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA31&lpg=PA31&dq=%22Montreal+meeting%22+%22british+association%22+%221000%22&source=bl&ots=T8YumtnTZJ&sig=Idl-yip4LyYJRjVQEsdjhMVy2Bs&hl=en&sa=X&ei=YumMUo2PHcXGqwHZqIHwBw&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22Montreal%20meeting%22%20%22british%20association%22%20%221000%22&f=false possible 1000 members for BA meeting https://archive.org/stream/cihm_04771#page/n0/mode/2up - British Association program
Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon, Sask.
- 002 - British Association Passenger List - 1
SS Parisian List provided by Clara Lady Rayleigh - Passenger List - Part 1
- 003 - British Association Passenger List - 2
SS Parisian List provided by Clara Lady Rayleigh - Passenger List - Part 2