Program to feature Nicodemus women
Special to The Hays Daily News
NICODEMUS -- Women were integral to the establishment of the churches, schools, businesses, social and family life at Nicodemus.
From school teachers to domestics, from business owners to farm wives, they all contributed to the livelihood of their families and the community. They worked in the home, as well as out in the workplace.
A glimpse at the lives of a few women and of the many hundreds they represent will be the highlight of a program at 3 p.m. Saturday at the visitor's center in Nicodemus. The stories of "Ernestine" and her sister Charlesetta Bates as cooks and domestics in California, Ivalee Switzer and Bertha Carter, longtime residents and others will provide you a glimpse into their lives as working women.
Included in this event will be a dynamic video showcasing a group interview of the women of Nicodemus captured in a 2010 oral history interview. A historical photo exhibit titled "The Women of Nicodemus" and domestic items from the museum also will be on display.
The program is free and open to anyone. It is sponsored by the Nicodemus Historical Society and Nicodemus National Historic Site.
For more information, contact Angela Bates at (785) 421-3311 or Phyllis Howard at (785) 839-4233.