A lecture on Farm Women, Farm Work will be presented Monday tomorrow night on April 26th at the Stone School Museum at 7 p.m. by the director of the New Hampshire Farm Museum, Kathleen Shea. This lecture is free and open to the public and is the second in the series sponsored by the Newmarket Historical Society.
Farm women are the heart of the farm. They cook, clean, raise and sell their crops, help with the chores, do the bookkeeping, and somehow manage to raise the family too.
The New Hampshire Farm Museum consists of two adjoining farmsteads on Plummer's Ridge in Milton, New Hampshire. The historic Jones Farm and the Plummer Homestead were passed down in the same families for two centuries. Today the properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and consist of 50 acres of field and forest, a working farm, historic houses and barns, a blacksmith shop, a shoe shop and exhibits on agriculture and rural life.
The Newmarket Historical Society meets on the fourth Monday of the month, March through October, at 7 p.m. at the Stone School Museum. An informative lecture is scheduled for each meeting and all are free and open to the public.
The Stone School Museum is located high upon Zion's Hill (Granite Street), and is open every Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m., June through August, or by appointment. For more information call 659-7420 or 247-3375.