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The Kansas Industrial Farm for Women

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 1/26/2019
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description:
 In the early 20th century, the Kansas Industrial Farm for Women was established in Lansing, Kansas, to house women found in violation of new quarantine laws intended to prevent the spread of venereal diseases during World War I. The women who were arrested and incarcerated on the farm were taught to grow crops, raise chickens, sew, and cook. This presentation explores life on the unusual farm and the women who lived there. Presented by Laura Phillippi. Made possible by Kansas Humanities.
Library: Derby Public Library
Location: Community Room