Barn Raisings, Threshing, & Quilting Bees: Dr. Catharine Wilson - Guelph Historical Society Talk
Date and Time
BARN RAISINGS, THRESHING, AND QUILTING BEES: The Stories the Farm Diaries Tell
Tuesday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. Online
Dr. Catharine Wilson shares her forthcoming book, Bee-ing Neighbours: Cooperative Work and Neighbourhood in Southern Ontario, 1830-1960 (forthcoming, McGill-Queen's University Press 2022), 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 thinking, relationships, and ways of managing conflict and crisis.
The talk is sponsored by the Guelph Historical Society