Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England

Presenter: Thomas Hubka

Through architecture unique to northern New England, this illustrated talk focuses on several case studies that show how farmers converted their typical separate house and barns into connected farmsteads. Thomas Hubka's research in his award-winning book, Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England, demonstrates that average farmers were, in fact, motivated by competition with farmers in other regions of America, who had better soils and growing seasons and fewer rocks to clear. The connected farmstead organization, housing equal parts mixed-farming and home-industry, was one of the collective responses to the competitive threat.
Event Details

When:

Sunday, September 19, 2021 2:00pm

Where:

Plainfield Town Hall
1079 Route 12A
Plainfield NH 03781

Hosted By:

Plainfield Historical Society

Contact Info:

Jane Stephenson
603-298-8834