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Animal Domestication Lectures March 24

CAMPTON HILLS, IL      Garfield Farm Museum will host a pair of lectures on animal domestication. The March 24th lectures will provide a basic introduction to the domestication process at 1 pm and a more in-depth look at 3 pm. Museum volunteer Samira Bamberger will provide instruction at both lectures.

    The 1 pm will cover the possibilities of why humans began domesticating animals, common misconceptions, and the histories behind the most common farm animals. Discussion will include basic terminology, the domestication process, and the impact these animals have had on society. The talk will also cover Garfield Farmís heritage livestock and how they have impacted modern breeds.

    The 3 pm lecture will expand on these topics, focusing especially on genetics and the evolution from wild and domesticated animals.

    The lectures are $6 per person per lecture. Reservations can be made by contacting the museum at (630) 584-8485 or Garfield Farm Museum is a 375 acre historically intact former 1840ís prairie farmstead and teamster inn that volunteers and donors are preserving as an 1840ís living history museum. The museum is located 5 miles west of Geneva, Illinois off ILL Route 38 on Garfield Road.