In keeping with a Moorestown holiday tradition, the Swede Run Barn will be available for families who want to use it as a backdrop for their Christmas cards.
Julia Maravich, a member of the Historical Society's board of trustees, said she will arrange to have the gate opened for anyone interested in having photos taken by the barn. Contact her directly at 856-266-7607.
The gate was installed when restorations began earlier this year, blocking off access to the 150-year-old structure.
After running out of funds, the restoration project was briefly in limbo, until Burris Construction CEO William Burris made a $5,000 donation earlier this fall. The donation will allow supporters to finally finish the project.
Maravich said the group is awaiting township approval of the new door jambs, which is the next step in the restoration process. She's hoping they can begin installation by next week.
She said she'd like to have all the exterior work finished by February at the latest.
As always, the historical society is still accepting donations. Donations by check should be made out to The Historical Society of Moorestown with “barn restoration” on the memo line. Donations should be mailed to Julie Maravich, 660 Chester Ave., Moorestown, NJ 08057.