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The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound

Saturday May 23, 2015

423 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
US

Phone: 768-3522
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

FREE, registration required


Contact:

Phone: (505) 768-3544

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A documentary film by Katrina Parks, followed by a Q&A with Dean Staley of KRQE TV.

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 at 1:30pm

 

You're invited to the KiMo Theatre for the Albuquerque screening of The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound

 

A documentary film by Katrina Parks

 

From the late 1800s through the 1960s, 100,000 pioneering young women became a fascinating part of New Mexico and local history, serving as waitresses at Albuquerque's famous Alvarado Hotel, La Castaneda in Las Vegas, La Posada in Winslow, AZ and dozens more Harvey House restaurants along the Santa Fe Railroad From Chicago to California.

 

A Q & A session with emcee Dean Staley, KRQE TV, will follow the film. Panelists will include: film maker Katrina Parks; Meredith Davidson, Curator at the NM History Museum; Richard Melzer, Professor of History, UNM-Valencia and Carolyn Meyer, author of Diary of a Waitress: The Not-So-Glamorous Life of a Harvey Girl.

 

1:30pm Doors Open

2:00pm Receptions and exhibits in the Lobby

2:30pm Doors open to Theatre

3:00pm Film

4pm Q & A

 

 

 

Admission is Free: Registration Required.

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See also: Reel World

Girl power

The historic KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW) is presenting a special screening of Katrina Parks’ documentary The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound this Saturday, May 23. From the late 1900s through the 1960s, some 100,000 pioneering, young women became a part of Southwest history by serving as waitresses and hostesses at the famed Harvey Houses spread out along the Santa Fe Railroad from Chicago to California. KRQE-13 anchor Dean Staley will emcee a post-film Q&A panel featuring filmmaker Katrina Parks, curator of the New Mexico History Museum Meredith Davidson, UNM-Valencia professor of history Richard Melzer and Carolyn Meyer, author of Diary of a Waitress: The Not-So-Glamorous Life of a Harvey Girl. Doors open at 1:30pm, reception and exhibits in the lobby start at 2pm. The film screening gets underway at 3pm, and the Q&A closes out the evening starting at 4pm. Admission is free, but seating is limited. You must pre-register by going to holdmyticket.com/event/201483.

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