The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 8, 2014

Hour-long documentary to highlight The Harvey Girls


Enid News and Eagle

— Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City will screen “The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound” at 2 p.m. Saturday. The hour-long documentary will highlight Fred Harvey’s iconic waitresses, who changed the West and the role of women in the workplace.  

The film will be followed by a discussion on Harvey Houses in Oklahoma and the restoration of Waynoka’s Harvey House.

Speakers include Suzzanne Kelly, writer of the Harvey Girls entry in the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, and Sandie Olson, director of the historic Harvey House in Waynoka.

The event is 2-4 p.m. and admission is free. All ages are welcome. For information, email education@okhistory.org or call (405) 522-3602.