Bilderback will lead agriculture program

JASPER — An evening of conversation about the rich and diverse history of local farming with guest speaker Lee Bilderback will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Dubois County Museum.

Bilderback is a well-known farming and family historian and educator and will lead this interactive celebration about the rich traditions of agricultural in Dubois County. The Story of Dubois County Agriculture will feature how farming evolved from the early Scots-Irish of the pioneer days, how southern farming influenced the local region, and the rich traditions of German settlers to the modernization and Hispanic influence of diverse farming today.

The program is free and open to the public. It is third in a series of five on Crossroads: Change in Rural America and is funded by a grant from Indiana Humanities to Jasper Community Arts, Jasper Public Library, and Dubois County Museum.

Still to come in the spring are two final programs in the The Crossroads, Change in Rural America Series. Food for Thought, A Conversation Sparked by the Creative and Culinary Arts, on April 1 and Indiana State Read, The Year We Left Home, on April 28.

Indiana Humanities is sponsoring these events in conjunction with its new thematic initiative — called Inseparable.


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