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Filmmaker to Visit Library for Screening and Discussion
March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmfree and open to the public
Film screening and discussion of The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound on Friday evening, March 1st at 6:30pm in the Winn Room.
Some of the characters in this year’s Coronado Community Read title, The Practice House by local author Laura McNeal, work at one of the Harvey House Restaurants – part of the railroad hospitality empire established by Fred Harvey. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, more than 100,000 pioneering young women left home to work as waitresses in these establishments located on train platforms along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway. The documentary The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound explores the lives, experiences, and contributions of the women who worked for Fred Harvey, through interviews with the few surviving participants, their friends and families. Filmmaker Katrina Parks will be on hand to provide further insight on this lesser known part of American history.
We hope you will join us for the screening, talk and reception. This event is a great way to kick off Women’s History Month.
This program is free and open to the public and is made possible by the Ross Marital Trust and the Friends of the Coronado Library.