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Welcome to The 1898 at Yorkville. We have transformed our century old barn into a creative studio where we offer DIY home decor workshops. At our workshops we help you to create a unique and functional piece for your home. Sign up for one of our fun classes or book a private party with us, we will supply all the materials you need, provide all the prep work and clean up. Our instructor will guide you through the process to create a one of a kind project. Join us and let's have some fun in the barn!
Hi, I'm Shelly, the owner of The 1898 at Yorkville. A year ago my husband and I went in search of a place to raise our growing family and fell in love with an old farmhouse in the country. It had everything we wanted, plus an old red barn built in 1898. The barn once housed over 100 head of dairy cattle, but with time it became just a space to store junk and fell into disrepair. We knew we loved it; we knew we had to save it; we just weren't sure how. So with a lot of thought, we took a leap of faith and decided to start our own business. We combined my love of crafting and Matt's woodworking skills and we started creating and designing home decor items. It took a lot of hard work and some help from our family and friends, but our creative studio is now open for business! We can't wait to begin sharing this wonderful piece of our American heritage with our community!