Burlingame welcomes ladies, school history buffs

The Burlingame Schuyler Museum is inviting the community to two upcoming events.

This Saturday, March 23, will be a special day set aside for the ladies. Burlingame’s Ladies Day Out will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Schuyler Community Center, 218 W. Fremont St.

Numerous vendors will be offering items of interest to women, including candles and soaps, therapeutic massage, fashion and jewelry, cosmetics, kitchenware and home décor, among other items. Local Girl Scouts will offer concessions at the event.

Attendees are also encouraged to visit Burlingame’s downtown businesses during the day.

Admission is $3, and proceeds will benefit the general operations of the museum.

The public is also invited to hear the last speaker in the Burlingame Historical Preservation Society’s speaker series, scheduled for 2 p.m. April 7 at the community center, to learn about the life of frontier school teachers.

Speaker Sara Jane Richter will talk about how frontier school teachers faced limitations and obstacles such as modest supplies and curriculum materials, one-room schoolhouses with little heat, student attendance affected by farm chores, and contracts that prohibited female teachers from marrying or being seen with men not related to them.

Richter teaches English and is dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Oklahoma Panhandle  State University, in Goodwell, Okla.

There is no admission fee for the speaker event. Burlingame Schuyler Museum, 117 S. Dacotah St., will be open 1-4 p.m. that day.

For more information about either event, call 785-654-3170, or email [email protected] .

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