BIRDSBORO PA – Amateur historian and part-time farmer Dr. Barbara Corson will talk about “Women’s Work on Pennsylvania Farms in the Colonial Period” during a special Women’s History Month program scheduled for Sunday (March 25, 2012) beginning at 2 p.m. in the DeTurk Education Center of the Daniel Boone Homestead, Daniel Boone Road, Birdsboro PA.
Corson’s lecture will address tasks women commonly did on farms in the 18th Century, including dairying, tending poultry, and helping with field work and hay production.
Corson, who is a veterinary pathologist with the state Department of Agriculture, also operates a historical interpretation and consulting service called “Hoofprints in Time.” Through it she observes the important roles domestic animals play in human societies of the past, present, and future.
Homestead staff members and volunteers will provide guided tours of the Boone House throughout the day. Visitors can also take a self-guided walking tour of the historic out-buildings, including its blacksmith shop, barn, and smokehouse.
A donation $2 per person is suggested for the program, which is open to the public. Additional fees may be charged for guided and self-guided tours of the Boone House and historic area. For more information, call 610-582-4900.