Womenfolk and menfolk – these are the only nations (A. Vanapa)
March 24, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
We introduce the different roles of women and men and the way these roles have changed over time. What was forbidden for women in the 19th century and which tasks were unfit for men in the beginning of the 20th century? What about nowadays? Do men have to do the laundry and women brew beer at home?
From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. - lectures in Estonian at Kolu Inn.
Activities on farms from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.:
The year is 1910 in Kuie Schoolhouse and teacher is telling children about creation of the man.
An old time school lesson starts at every hour: 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Year 1934 – a woman doing a man’s job – from a housewife to a shop lady.
Anna Pauline Tikerberg inherits a village shop from her late husband. Together with her daughter Alice she has to make a living by keeping a shop. Luckily they also have time for charity.
Local village women have gathered around to knit socks for those in need and organize a beneficial lottery. The shop lady has also been invited to an annual ball and she is eagerly discussing with her girlfriends what to wear and getting some help with learning basic dance moves.
The housewife’s sister is paying a visit from the city and has brought a cooking book with vegetarian recipes. Together the family cooks and tastes these new dishes. Most of the family members find the vegetarian dishes not hearty enough and prepare themselves a fine old cream of strength for dessert.
The farmer needs to craft new stand for the wooden wash basin. His wife is soon to be in labor but everyday chores cannot be laid aside. Water has to be carried from the well and food cooked. Clothes for the new baby must be washed and sewed. The farmer is sure that another girl will be born but his wife is certain that this time it is going to be a boy.
A widow man must manage without a woman in the household. He has learned to cope with most of the chores but sewing is something that he still cannot manage. Perhaps there is a village lady who is ready to give the old man a helping hand.
The lonely housewife and her spinster daughter must manage on her own with a household. Somehow they cope with most of the men’s work as well but sawing fire wood with two-men-saw is a challange. Perhaps kind village people can help.
Adult fee 8 €
Discount fee 6 €
Family fee 16 €
Admission (concert at Kolu Inn):
Adult fee 13 €
Free of charge for children up to 12 years of age.
Admission (combined ticket for day and concert):
Adult fee 17 €
Discount fee 15 €
Family fee 34 €