Frontier Social Gatherings
In the 1800s neighbors from miles around would gather together to work, and then festivities followed.
As the frontier population grew, there were times when fun and work went together. A social gathering might be held for a cabin or a barn raising; a sewing or quilting bee. Neighbors for miles around would gather for a hard days work, topped by a festive dinner and sometimes dancing to the music of a local fiddle player.
(music, singing and clapping)