Crisscrossing Space and Time: A History of Farm Fencing.

2007-03-12, from Member
On March 24, the Stanstead Historical Society (SHS) will present Louise Abbott’s new one-hour video documentary Crisscrossing Space and Time: A History of Farm Fencing. The presentation will be followed by a discussion period, and a light lunch. Admission is $20.00 ($14.00 for members of the SHS) and includes the lunch. The presentation will be at the Church Hall and the lunch at the museum.

Sometimes touching, often humorous, and always informative, Crisscrossing Space and Time traces the evolution of farm fencing in the Eastern Townships from the “snake fences” and stone walls of settlers in the nineteenth century to the barbed wire, woven wire, and electric fences in use today. This documentary reflects the central role that fencing plays in the lives of farmers and of their livestock—livestock that now includes alpaca, bison, elk, emus, red deer, and wild boar, along with cattle and other traditional farm animals.

Tomifobia resident Louise Abbott is a longtime writer-photographer, as well as a filmmaker. She is currently at work on a book titled The Heart of the Farm: A History of Barns and Fences in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. She is also producing a video documentary on historic barns of the Townships. 
Source:

Musée Colby-Curtis Museum
535 Dufferin Stanstead
Tel:  819 876-7322 
info@colbycurtis.ca


 
 

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