Grand Teton National Park Foundation

T.A. Moulton Barn: A summer of preserving the past at Mormon Row

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015


Volunteers working on the T.A. Moulton Barn roof. Photo by Ryan Sheets.

This year, the T.A. Moulton Barn at Mormon Row was the focus of the Foundation's Historic Preservation Initiative. Past Foundation support for Mormon Row allowed for an assessment of the structures and creation of a comprehensive preservation plan. This plan was put into action this summer, as volunteers and park staff worked to stabilize and rehabilitate this iconic structure.


Stabilization work in the T.A. Moulton Barn. Photo by Ryan Sheets.

From July through September, two separate volunteer crews conducted stabilization and restoration efforts on the T.A. Moulton Barn. One of the groups –- the Michigan Volunteers -– worked for two weeks under the guidance of renowned historic preservationist, Harrison Goodall, and celebrated their twentieth anniversary of volunteerism in the park in August. These volunteers were also joined by members of the Moulton family as well as participants of the Foundation-funded Youth Conservation Program. From late August until the end of September, a contracted crew began repairs of the steeply pitched T.A. Moulton Barn roof, which will be completed in spring 2015. The T.A. Moulton Barn project would not be possible without generous support from American Express, Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, committed individuals, and dedicated volunteers.


Volunteers working on the T.A. Moulton Barn. Photo by Ryan Sheets.

For more information on Mormon Row and its history read our blog post Exploring Mormon Row