: 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 Barn #6B, the replacement for the sixth barn to be painted. This was the second barn painted in Ottawa County after the first barn was destroyed by a tornado in 1998, and is located on Route 2 just west of the Route 590 intersection. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL08539 Subjects
: Centennial celebrations; Ohio History--State and Local Government; Barns; Ohio Bicentennial, 2003 Places
: Ottawa County (Ohio)