Riverwalk Hike and Historic Schaeffer Barn Tour
The Riverwalk Hike and Historic Schaeffer Barn Tour will take place this Saturday, March 30, from 9 – 11 am ET. This a free event that is welcome to all
The Riverwalk Hike and Historic Schaeffer Barn Tour will take place this Saturday, March 30, from 9 – 11 am ET. This a free event that is welcome to all ages.
RSVP Rock Emmert at 812-631-2856 (text or call). There is a limit of 20 people.
Everyone will meet at parking lot by the Schaeffer Barn along Jasper Riverwalk. The Schaeffer Barn is located at 401-499 E 4th St, Jasper, IN.
The hike on the beautiful Riverwalk during this early spring morning will last about one hour, followed by a casual, educational visit with Joe Rohleder back at the historic Schaeffer barn, where fresh Azura bagels, coffee, and hot chocolate will await. Local historian and preservation advocate, Rohleder will lead a talk and discussion about the barn and other exciting developments in the neighborhood.
About the Schaeffer Barn:
Known as the Schaeffer Barn in honor of the Prussian immigrants who began its construction some 170 years ago, this hand-hewn log structure was originally located on a farm south of Ferdinand. In 1845 by Johann Franz Schaeffer and his son, John Anton Schaeffer, built the first half. In 1860, the second half was built for grain storage, and in the 1880s the two parts were combined. It remained in the Schaeffer family, until their descendents, Dave and Dennis Luebbehusen, generously donated to the Redevelop Old Jasper Action Coalition. The barn was disassembled in 2005 and reassembled in its present location in 2006 by a group of volunteers. Instrumental in historic preservation projects in the area,
About historian Joe Rohleder:
Joe Rohleder retired from teaching at Jasper High School in 1999 and has won numerous honors in teaching and coaching in the community. He has also served as a member of Board of Directors of Indiana Landmarks.