Barn Art

10560515_10152308927424366_5591264276613382752_oWhen you visit Kathryn Stagge-Marr park you will notice some beautiful artwork made from local artists on the Corn Crib and Barn. One such artist is Kathy McCoy. She is pictured on the left and is responsible for creating the two Barn Quilts you see in the top half of this page. There is a lot of information about the Appalachian Barn Quilts, and you can find that by clicking here.
The Barn Art to the left has the following meanings: The stars you see on the four corners and in the middle represent the five Park Commissioners that run the park. The corn represents the Corn farm that Mrs. Marr started in the 50’s. An authentic Indian pattern represents the Indian Tribe that Kathryn Marr and her husband were friends with. The rest of the art symbolizes many of Kathryn Marr’s interests in life: cats, reading, and education.

The other Barn Quilt is titled “Corn and Beans” and features a GAR Cannon
in the middle to represent the cannon in the Goshen Cemetery as a part of Goshen’s history.

The mural on the side of the corn crib represents Kathryn Marr, her farm before it became a park, the Marr school building that bears her name, the Goshen Historical Society in which she was a part of, and the Indian Tribe that the Marr’s were friends with.