april, 2020

17apr6:30 pm8:30 pm**CANCELED** A Woman’s Job is Never Done: Women of the Sheep IndustryPioneer Museum

Event Details

**All Arizona Historical Society programs are canceled through April 30.**
Friday, April 17
6:30-8:30 p.m.
While few women in Arizona participated in the actual working of the sheep–trailing twice a year, tagging, lambing or docking–they had many other roles that were important to the success of the sheep outfits.  Women were responsible for moving the household twice a year from summer to winter grazing areas. Some were bookkeepers. Women took out-of-country herders to doctor and dentist appointments. They cooked for the many men who came for tagging. Shearing fell to the women. After spouses passed away, a couple of the women ran the day to day operations of the outfit. One ran a boarding house.
Join us for a free presentation at Pioneer Museum with Barbara Jaquay where she will introduce the backbone of the sheep industry. Wine and local beer available for purchase.


(Friday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Pioneer Museum

3901 W Pioneer Rd.

Arizona Historical Society