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Plano: 'Rural Texas Women at Work' Exhibit

May 1, 2013 (All day) to May 31, 2013 (All day)

Beginning Wednesday, May 1, 2013, The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation Inc. 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. The exhibit will be on display at the Interurban Railway Museum in historic downtown Plano.

"This exhibit 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," said The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation Co-Director Russell Kissick. “'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."


The museum is open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 - 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information about viewing hours or to arrange group visits, contact Russell Kissick at The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation Inc. at 972-941-2117 or email


  • 901 East 15th Street
  • Plano, Texas
  • 75074


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