Rosa Walston Latimer, author of “Harvey Houses of Kansas: Historic Hospitality from Topeka to Syracuse,” is at the Reno County Museum on September 9th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The Reno County Museum is at the corner of Avenue A and Walnut.
She will be autographing her book, which will be available for purchase. The book was chosen as a 2016 Notable Kansas Book by the Kansas State Librarian. Light refreshments will be served.
Her Amazon bio says that the story of her grandmother, who was a Harvey Girl in New Mexico, sparked Rosa’s interest in preserving women’s history. It continues: This led her to write “Harvey Houses of Texas” followed by “Harvey Houses of New Mexico” and “Harvey Houses of Kansas ” – all published by The History Press. In these books, according to a review in New Mexico Magazine, “Rosa pays devoted attention to the vibrant inner lives and daily work life of Harvey Girls, transforming what could have been a prim volume into an intimate page-turner.”
Rosa lives in Post, TX where she owns an independent bookstore, Ruby Lane Books & Gallery on Main Street. She is an author, playwright and an award-winning photographer. Rosa writes for national and regional magazines and newspapers; was news editor of a print and an online newspaper and supervising director of a nationally syndicated television program.