DENTON, TX, March 1, 2023 -
In honor of Women’s History Month in March, Denton Public Library’s South Branch (3228 Teasley Ln.) is hosting a month-long exhibit titled “Rural Texas Women at Work 1930-1960.”
The exhibit uses photographs and text to convey a sense of the lives or rural Texas women. Along with the exhibit, South Branch Library will host supporting programs throughout the month.
The exhibit programs will be geared toward all ages. Program topics range from life in rural Texas, hands on demonstrations and activities that educate patrons about rural cooking, crafts, and livelihood.
The “Rural Texas Women at Work-1930-1960” exhibit and supporting programs are made possible by a $600 grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Exhibit-supporting programs at South Branch Library:
Yes You Can Can
Monday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Have you always been interested in canning but weren’t sure where to start? Join us for a demonstration of different techniques.
Felted Soap Workshop
Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Have “good clean fun” by creating felted soap! We will cover a bar of soap with colorful wool which gently exfoliates, eliminates the need for a loofah or washcloth, and makes soap easier to hang on to.
Life on the Range
Thursday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m.
Learn all about Mary Ann Goodnight and her life on the range. We will learn about how she cared for buffalo and make homemade butter together!
Through the Lens
Thursday, March 23 at 4:00 p.m.
Learn about photographer Dorothea Lange, who captured images of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression and make Depression-era toys.
Tuesday, March 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Join local artisan Mary Cresson and learn two basic knots used in macrame work. You will leave with a new skill and two keychains.