The Barns of Maine. Don Perkins will examine the structures, origins and evolution of Maine’s barns, demonstrating the vital role they play in people’s lives. Humble in origin, carefully crafted barns have shaped the lives of Mainers for centuries. Of the many barns surviving for generations, each has a story to tell. A barn was so important to one family that its likeness was engraved on its headstones. Don Perkins is a former carpenter who found a second career as a freelance writer. He writes on everything from classic cars to ice harvesting and has written a book about Maine barns. FMI, visit the Scarborough Historical Society & Museum's website at scarboroughhistoricalsociety.org or call 885-9997.