Warren Taylor, retired librarian and Friend of the Library member, and Susan Marchant, Special Collections Manager, share stories about one of Topeka’s most famous women, Margaret Hill McCarter, who McCarter Elementary was named for.
Discover other women who made Kansas history Sunday, March 27 at 1pm in Marvin Auditorium.
McCarter (1860-1938) is best known for her novels set against a background of the Kansas prairies – some of those can be found in the Topeka Room (second floor). Also very politically active, she became the first woman to speak at a national convention in 1920. Taylor will lead that portion of the program.
Marchant be talk about other female Kansas authors like Sara Paretsky, Nancy Pickard and Irene Bennett Brown.