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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

From Kitchen to Kiln: Women's Culinary Labour on Ontario Tobacco Farms, 1950s-1970s

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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.

Location

Halton Hills, ON

Directions: This lecture is virtual. Participate from the comfort of your own home!.

Access

Free.

Offered in English.

About

This lecture will discuss women's work on tobacco farms in Ontario in the second half of the twentieth century. Often ignored is the important culinary labour women performed as they were expected to cook daily meals for the farm's workers. Through interviews with farmer's wives and analyses of the recipes served, this lecture will illuminate how the job of cooking, though underappreciated, was integral to a successful tobacco harvest each year.

Dr. Rebecca Beausaert is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of History at the University of Guelph.

The video will be released on Halton Hills Public Library’s Youtube Page on Tuesday, October 13th.

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Halton Hills Public Library

For over a century the Halton Hills Public Library has provided space for people to create and collaborate. With branches in both Georgetown and Acton, it has become a main provider and presenter of arts and culture events in the community. We hope you will join us to learn more about our programs, venues and the arts and culture opportunities available in Halton Hills year-round. For more information on our programs, services, hours of operation and access to the online catalogue, visit www.hhpl.on.ca.

Contact

Halton Hills Public Library

askus@haltonhills.ca

905-873-2681

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Halton Hills Public Library Halton Hills, ON

For over a century the Halton Hills Public Library has provided space for people to create and collaborate. With branches in both Georgetown and Acton, it has become a main provider and presenter of arts and culture events in the community....