The Harvey County Historical Museum will host the free program “19th-Century Rural Kansas Women at Work” at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at the museum, 203 N. Main, Newton.

The program is being presented by Isaiss McCaffery and is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council. The presentation explores the roles of rural women who worked outside of the home and farm.

Although most women of the late 1800’s tended children, managed family gardens, butchered livestock and game and canned and preserved winter rations, some women also augmented their family incomes by bartering agricultural products in nearby towns, working as domestics and teaching.