Thu, Jun 08|
Russell County Humanities Speaker Series - The Harvey Girls
Russell County Humanities Speaker Series, Thursday, June 8th at the Dream Theater at 7:00 PM. Join them as Dr. Michaeline Chance-Reay explores the history of the Harvey Girls.
Time & Location
Jun 08, 2023, 7:00 PM
Dream Theater , 629 N Main St, Russell, KS 67665, USA
About the Event
The mythology of the Harvey Girl looms large in Kansas history and across the western United States. The Fred Harvey Company, concessionaire along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, offered young women employment opportunities as waitresses and tour guides. These women played a role in the economic and cultural history of Kansas and the American Southwest. This talk includes stories of women employed by the company as well as its founder, Fred Harvey. Presented by Dr. Michaeline Chance-Reay.
Join us at the Dream Theater at 7:00 PM on June 8th as Dr. Michaeline Chance-Reay explores the history of the Harvey Girls.
Series Sponsors: Russell Area Chamber of Commerce, Russell Specialty Books & Gifts, Russell Main Street, Russell Historical Society, and Humanities Kansas.
Dream Theater Sponsor: Russell Regional Hospital