The Douglas County Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association will present a special program on Women Writers of the Santa Fe Trail. Noted Trail historian Dr. Leo Oliva will give this presentation on Saturday, March 5th, in the Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church, 704 8th Street, Baldwin City, Kansas.
The event will start with a social time at 5:00 pm followed by a traditional pot luck supper at 5:30. Dr. Oliva will speak after a brief business meeting giving chapter updates.
Dr. Oliva’s presentation will look at the adventures of four women who wrote their own stories about their travels on the Trail. He has noted that “Women who traveled the Santa Fe Trail provide a different perspective than men, with more intimate details about the environment, other travelers, their own feelings. Their letters, diaries, and memories still inform and enchant us today.”
This program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council and is free to the public. For more information call Roger Boyd at 785-594-3172.