Oxford Branch Meeting/Presentation – Barn Raising, Threshing and Quilting Bees: The Stories Farm Diaries Tell

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Date(s) - Monday, April 10, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm



Barn Raising, Threshing and Quilting Bees: The Stories Farm Diaries Tell, will be presented by Catharine Wilson, with stories from her recent book, “Being Neighbours,” about barn raisings and quilting bees in Ontario, 1830-1960. Employing farm diaries, she takes the audience into families’ daily lives, the intricacies of the labour exchange, their workways, feasts, and hospitality to uncover the subtle social politics of mutual dependency, the expectations neighbours had of each other, their relationships, and ways of managing conflict and crisis.  Dr. Wilson is a History Professor, University of Guelph, and Director of the Rural Diary Archive website.

This is an online ZOOM meeting.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Registration is required.
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