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Barn Raising
Barn Raising
Resource Typeimage
TitleBarn Raising
Coverage / Year1890 to 1900
DescriptionMcLean County, Illinois, men pose for a picture during a barn raising.
InterpretationBarn raisings gave men the opportunity to socialize. Barn raising was traditionally an occasion for the people of a community to come together for a day or a weekend to help build a house or a barn. The men would work on the building and the women would prepare the food for everyone to share.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History; Building a better home for the three little pigs
Learning Standards16 History; 18 Social systems
Author or CreatorMcLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill.
Other ContributorsMunson, Don, 1941-
Wyckoff, Martin A., 1950-
Koos, Greg, 1949-
Source'The Illustrated History of McLean County', pp. 173
Subject / KeywordsBarns; McLean County, Illinois; Farming; Farmers; Celebrations; Construction
Collection PublisherMcLean County Museum of History
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource Identifiermch0070
CONTENTdm file name2504912222002_mch0070.jpg
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