19th-Century Rural Kansas Women at Work

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September 22, 2013, 2:00 PM CT

Presented by Isaias J. McCaffery

Learn about the various ways Kansas women of the late 1800s worked. Although most tended children, managed family gardens, butchered livestock and game, and canned and preserved winter rations, some women also augmented their family incomes by bartering agricultural products in nearby towns. Many single women worked as domestics in the city of teachers in the one-room school houses that dotted the prairie; some returned to take up the rural labors that their mothers had performed; but others elected to never return to farm life.

Harvey County Historical Museum & Archives
203 N. Main St.
Newton, KS 67114-0004
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Sponsored by: Harvey County Historical Museum & Archives

For more information about this event, please contact:
Debra D. Hiebert
(316) 283-2221