As we traveled through the farmland of Pennsylvania, we had the opportunity to go on a driving tour known as the Kutztown Hex Barn Tour. On this tour, we saw barns decorated with Folk Art designs known as hex signs. With a map in hand and packing several cameras, we traveled through the beautiful countryside to find 20 of these old barns.
Barn paintings, usually in the form of stars in circles, would include birds, tulips, hearts and geometric figures. Stories handed down through the years say they were done to either ward off evil or the other said, "They're just for nice." To learn more about the Pennsylvania Dutch folk art, go here.
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