Local Museum Shows Inspiring Documentary

By: Ariana Cohen Email
By: Ariana Cohen Email

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-The Kansas Historical Society presented a documentary that women may find empowering.

They presented the documentary "The Harvey Girls: Opportunity B" at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kansas Museum of History.

The documentary focuses on thousands of women who worked as waitresses in the 1940's.

"'Harvey Girls' is about girls who worked at restaurants when Fred Harvey opened a chain of restaurants and gave women jobs and women of minorities," said Blair Tarr, Museum Curator of Kansas Museum of History.

Filmmaker Katrina Parks tells the stories of these women through in depth interviews in the documentary.

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