Barn Again!




Teachers and Educators!

Barn Again! explores the barn as both a cultural and agricultural icon. It examines the building as an architectural structure and as a means of expressing beliefs about what our country was and could be. It looks at the origin and fate of the barn in its roles as warehouse, factory, and legend and challenges visitors to think about a range of questions.


Reading Lists

Want to know more about the barns in America? Check out this complete listing of books and other materials for adults, children, and everyone in between!
» All ages reading list


Lesson Plans
Get the scoop on all the ways you can teach American history with these barn-related lessons compiled by USDA Kids and "The New York Times".
» Lesson plans (Grades 6-12)


Teacher's Guide
Created especially for the Barn Again! exhibition, the full teacher's guide goes in depth to explore this little-known icon in American History. » Free Download

Scavenger Hunt
The exhibition may be over, but this scavenger hunt helps you get ideas about turning objects and history into search and find adventures. » Free Download