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Harvey House lecture Saturday

A Kansas State University professor will speak about “The Harvey Girls: Women’s Roles in Railroads, Kansas, and U.S. History” at 6 p.m. Saturday at Harvey House Museum in Florence.

Michaeline Chance-Reay’s talk will focus on the mythology of the Harvey Girls. The Fred Harvey Co., a concessionaire along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway gave young women jobs as waitresses and tour guides.

Chance-Reay’s presentation will be is free. A $25-per-person dinner at 7 p.m. will recreate a typical Harvey House meal.

Last modified Feb. 22, 2023

 

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