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The Tyranny of Housework: Keeping the Rural Home Clean
August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Keeping the farmhouse clean seemingly included a long list of labor-intensive chores. How did new technology at the turn of the 20th century alter household cleaning tasks? Did new technology mean less work and more leisure time for the farm wife? Visit the Gibson Farmhouse and review the seasonal, monthly, weekly and daily cleaning habits on the farm. Help evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the new cleaning products and tools. FREE with park admission.12:00pm-4:00pm.