Carrie Meyer shares the large-scale evolution of agriculture from horses to automobiles and tractors, a suprisingly vibrant family and community life, and the business of commerical farming. Her book “Days on the Farm” resonates with both the profound and mundane aspects of rural life in the Midwest.
The Sycamore History Museum will present a series of programs to expand upon themes currently offered in the exhibition, “Memories from the Farm.” The series will explore the history of early farming, from Native Americans to John Deere, including a snapshot of the local agricultural history; businesses; clubs; the DeKalb County Fair; women on the farm; the steam show; and other topics, like organic farming, agribusiness, preservation of antique barns, and the challenges of developing and sustaining a family farm.
This event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. For more information, contact the Sycamore History Museum at 815.895.5762 or firstname.lastname@example.org.