The rooster’s crow signaled the start of the day for our great-grandparents–and not just out on the farm. From the settlement era through the middle of the 20th Century, in villages to moderate-sized towns, most city lots resembled tiny farms. Each had a house, as well as a small barn to house the family horse and buggy and perhaps a milk cow and chickens. Most municipalities frown on in-town livestock these days, but remnants of that era, particularly those small barns, still dot the urban landscape. On Saturday, May 21, Little White School Museum director Roger Matile will present “Barning Around,” a brief historical overview of both town and country barns, including barn design, usage, and evolution
Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins will be welcome.