"Rural Texas Women at Work, 1930–1960" presented by the Pioneer Museum
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Date: 10/10/2013 TO 11/5/2013

Event Description:

Beginning October 10, 2013 at the Vereins Kirche,  Pioneer Museum    will present Rural Texas Women at Work, 1930–1960,” an exhibition sponsored by Texas A&M University, Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Arts Council of Brazos Valley and produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


“Rural Texas Women at Work” pays tribute to our rural grandmothers and their families in the middle third of the 20th century. Industrious and enterprising, rural Texas women performed the common tasks of housewives everywhere—cooking, housekeeping and doing laundry. In addition, they raised large gardens, tended flocks of poultry, canned and preserved foods for their families, made and repaired furnishings, picked cotton, drove tractors and took over the men’s work during World War II.


“Rural Texas Women at Work” uses photographs and explanatory texts to convey a sense of the lives of rural Texas women, the helpful programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Extension Service and the changes that swept across rural Texas in the Great Depression and World War II.


The exhibition will be available to the public from    October 10, to    November 5, 2013. The Vereins Kirche is open to the public on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 A. M. – 4:30 P. M. For more information about viewing hours or to arrange group visits, contact    Evelyn Weinheimer, archives/programs/tours    at    830-997-2835   .


Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at http://www.humanitiestexas.org/ or call 512.440.1991.


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Vereins Kirche, Marktplatz
100 West Main Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

(830) 990-8441


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