2016 Indiana Bicentennial Barn Project
In 2016 Dorrel Harrison co-authored the Indiana Bicentennial Barn Project, a celebration of Indiana’s agricultural heritage & many barns. Over 200 Hoosiers entered their barns in the project endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission by submitting their barn photos & heritage stories. At the 2016 Indiana State Fair, IN Farm Credit, IN Farm Bureau, Beacon Credit Union/Beacon Ag Group, & Indiana Landmarks presented all entries with a bicentennial sign. A steering committee selected ten winners from over 200 state entries.
Dorrel Harrison made & donated a custom framed barn plaque for these winners and presented them at the IN State Fair. A traveling tour in 2017-18 brought the project to art venues around the state, now it may soon find a semi-permanent home at the Huddleston House, as a celebration of Indiana Barn Heritage!