Sunday | April 24, 2022
Help celebrate the “Women of the Ranch” with a potluck and conversation.
“What would you give to hear one of your great-great grandparents share a good tale?”
Mark Feiden and Farrell Hoy will share highlights from a series of interviews recorded in 2021. The project, conducted in partnership with Pioneer Bluffs and made possible by a Humanities Kansas grant, is an extension of Feiden’s ongoing story collection effort which can be seen at www.RedmonsCow.org
Feiden’s effort to preserve history in this way began as a volunteer effort for the Wabaunsee County Historical Society and Museum, and countians who visit the website will see a lot of familiar faces. When asked about the motivation for this work, Mark says, “We record these stories now because we can. What would you give to hear one of your great-great grandparents share a good tale?”
“Women of the Ranch” features contributions from women in Chase, Greenwood, Potawatomi, and Wabaunsee Counties. This round of interviews features: Eula Barrett, Carol Feyh, Irlene Huntington, Carol Michaelis, Donita Rojers, Jackie Seeley, Pat Surber and Irene Thoes. Many of the women featured in “Women of the Ranch,” along with others from “Emil Redmon’s Cow” will be honored guests at Volland for the afternoon.
A potluck lunch will begin at 12:30 pm. Barbeque, drinks, and table service will be provided, courtesy of the Volland Foundation and the Wabaunsee County Historical Society. If you would like to have lunch, please bring a side dish or a dessert to share. The film screening will begin at 2 pm.