: The Bicentennial barn-painting program was an inexpensive, grassroots marketing campaign that painted the official logo of the Ohio Bicentennial on a highly visible historic barn in each of Ohio's 88 counties. Over 2,000 farmers and landowners submitted their barn descriptions to the committee for consideration. Beginning in 1998, artist Scott Hagan spent five years painting the logos, tailored to every barn's unique character. Typically, the barn owners hosted a celebration at the completion of their barn painting. This photograph is an exterior view of Scott Hagan posing in front of Barn #63, located on Route 127 just north of Route 40 in Preble County. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL08530 Subjects
: Centennial celebrations; Ohio History--State and Local Government; Barns; Ohio Bicentennial, 2003; Artists--Ohio; Places
: Preble County (Ohio)