Rural Texas Women at Work, 1930–1960

Drawn from files of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service archives at Texas A&M University, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition uses photographs and explanatory texts to convey a sense of the lives of rural Texas women, helpful programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Extension Service, and the changes that swept across rural Texas in the Great Depression and World War II. For more information, contact the Old Jail Museum Complex.

August 11 – September 15, 2018
Old Jail Museum Complex
5th & Elm
Palo Pinto, TX 76484


Map of event location
Fourteen-year-old Doris Mears planting corn, by unknown photographer, April 1942.