Saturday, December 3 at 12 PM – 4 PM
CENTENNIAL HALL, 152 Church Street Franktown, Ontario
Guest Speaker: Claudia Smith
Also a Christmas tale by Linda Seccaspina
If you are fascinated by old barns, or have fond memories of being in a barn, you won’t want to miss Claudia Smith’s presentation of her book: Barns — A Reflection of Changing Times on Saturday, December 3 at the meeting in the Centennial Hall @ Franktown
Claudia’s presentation will celebrate and honour the wealth of heritage barns in Lanark County. She will share farm histories and anecdotes collected over the past 25 years, as well as photographs from her book that document the changes in agricultural life over the decades from early settlement to the 1950s. Learn about different barn styles and how people went about getting a barn constructed, how barns were filled and how they were used on a day-to-day basis from choring, to milking, to getting cows used to the brightness of electric lighting.
Claudia will also have her most recently publication: By Word of Mouth – Snowdrifts and Sleigh Bells captures the challenges of long ago winters in rural Lanark County and you into seasonal celebrations. This charming book is a collection of winter and Christmas articles written by Claudia, over the last 26 years, for the Lanark Era. She will have both books at the meeting for those who just like to read or need to fill a Christmas Stocking. Remember to put December 3rd on your calendar.
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