Barn Quilts

Barn Quilts

The 4-H Clubs have been instrumental in fostering partnerships, challenging communication skills, and building leaders through this project. Highlighting the 4 "H's" of 4-H: Heads, Hands, Heart, and Health, the group started by putting their heads together planning a project to promote Howard County. They utilized many hands to makelight work, making a difference and warming the hearts of residents and tourists with a palette of color on the barns and promoting agriculture, the health of Howard County.

 

Howard County ISU Extension wanted to emphasize the historic role of barns and quilts while benefiting the county economy.  As with all good ideas,now you will find individuals throughout the county who have taken this great project idea and started their own small business making Barn Quilts. Community partnerships, tourism and entrepreneurship go hand in hand in Howard County!


Historic Barns

Norman Borlaug

Historic Barns

This historic barn located on the boyhood farm of Norman Borlaug is available for tours.

For over a half century, the scientific and humanitarian achievements of Dr. Norman Borlaug, recipient of over 50 honorary Doctorate Degrees, kept starvation at bay for millions of people in third world countries.

Dr. Borlaug is one of only seven people in the world to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Congressional Gold Medal, and Presidential Medal of Freedom.



Historic Barns

Ellingson Barn

Historic Barns


Ellingson barn
19987 Timber Avenue, Cresco

About 1 mile south of Lourdes, on US 63, turn east onto 200th Street. Just past the Stephen Wildlife Area, turn north onto Timber Avenue. The barn can be seen from Dr. Borlaug's farm, half a mile away. 

The family farm has been beautifully restored.

Historic Barns & Barn Quilts

Buckley Barn

Historic Barns & Barn Quilts

Buckley barn 
12178 200th St, Elma

About 1 mile south of Lourdes, on US 63, turn west onto 200th Street and go two miles to the barn, which is on the south side of 200th Street.  Barn was built in 1915 on land given to family by President Buchanan.