please see this guest post from the Oxford County Branch of Ontario Ancestors:
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 meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting on Monday, April 10, 2023 at 7pm.
All are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required.
To register for this event click on this link: Zoom Meeting Registration for Oxford County Branch Ontario Ancestors.