Concordia’s Work Stories

Sisters Miriam and Louise Vaughan

When The Way We Worked Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition was at the National Orphan Train Complex, Concordia residents contributed their work stories to the exhibition’s audio tours. From the sometimes messy work experiences of an egg separator to twin sisters whose desire to help people led them down two different career paths, Concordia’s work stories offer a glimpse into north central Kansas’ working world.

Where We Worked with Gwen Trost. The food industry has a reputation for being messy, and Gwen Chizek Trost’s stories from the Seymour Packing Plant are no different. Transcript.

How We Worked with Paul Rimovsky. Music has always been one of America’s favorite pastimes, but few Americans have the opportunity to work in the music industry. Paul Rimovsky is one of those lucky few. Transcript.

Who Worked with Marlesa Roney. Marlesa Roney’s family owned and operated three movies theaters in Concordia, including the Brown Grand Theatre. Transcript.

Why We Worked with Miriam and Louise Vaughan. Twin sisters Miriam and Louise Vaughan both became Sisters of St. Joseph. They entered the convent together and then went their separate ways: Miriam began work as a teacher and Louise as a nurse. Transcript.