by Kristine Schmucker, HCHM Curator
Each community within Harvey County makes a unique contribution to the history of the county. Recently, Dr. Antonio Delgado shared about early Mexican settlements in the railroad boxcar communities in the Midwest at the museum. Over 70 people attended and several shared stories of their own childhood or the experiences of their parents with the audience. Dr. Delgado stressed that these stories need to be told. They are an important part of the larger Harvey County history.
Audience at “Early Mexican Settlements in the Railroad Boxcar Communities,” on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
Hopefully, similar programs can be planned at HCHM. In the meantime, we are seeking your help in identifying individuals in photos in our collection that have been identified as from the Mexican American community. The photos are available during museum hours for anyone to look at, but for those far away or not able to come up the steps to the building, we are sharing some of the photos in this post. If you can identify the individuals or the occasion, please comment below or send the information to HCHM at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are two images from the 1950s. The originals are part of a collection of slides taken by J. Stuart Birch and donated to HCHM.
Older photos in our collection.