Meet the Author: Historic Barns of Ohio

Posted in: Education

Explore the Historic Barns of Ohio with artist and storyteller Dr. Robert Kroeger, as he presents the journey that started his interest in developing the Ohio Barns Project.

What: Virtual Author Talk
Where: Zoom
Date: May 13, 2021
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Dr. Robert Kroeger, a native of Youngstown, graduated from Ohio State University’s College of Dentistry and served four years of active duty in the U.S. Navy, ending with the rank of lieutenant commander. He practiced general dentistry in Cincinnati from 1977 to 2010, when he retired. He and his wife Laura enjoy spending time with their nine grandchildren.

Dr. Kroeger is a second-generation artist, although unlike his father, Francis, who held an art degree from Notre Dame, his professional art career blossomed later in life. Although he did not immediately follow in his father’s footsteps, Kroeger’s career as a dentist allowed him to study color values and facial aesthetic principles in smile design.

 A prolific author, Dr. Kroeger has published two books on dentistry, a book on vitality and seven books on golf in Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland, including To the 14th Tee, The Links of Wales, The Golf Courses of Old Tom Morris, Golf on the Links of Ireland, Golf on the Links of England, Complete Guide to the Golf Courses of Scotland and The Secrets of Islay. This is his first book on old barns but hopefully not his last. He can be contacted via the website

He does fundraising events for historical societies and other nonprofits, which include a barn painting demo, telling barn stories, and signing books – Historic Barns of Ohio, published by the History Press in March, 2021. Events are listed at:

Dr. Kroeger also posts daily on Facebook at-

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