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MORE THAN MONEY: BEING “RICH” DURING THE DEPRESSION

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dr. Becky Imhauser is an author, educator, and conference leader. She has written 15 books and a multimedia musical. A former magazine and newspaper editor, Imhauser has published more than 2,500 articles in national periodicals. She is a college English instructor and publishing consultant. Imhauser holds a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s degree in education, and a doctorate degree in education. Combining her experience in publishing and education, Imhauser frequently leads conferences and makes presentations.

MORE THAN MONEY: BEING “RICH” DURING THE DEPRESSION
Life magazine declared Sedalia, Missouri, the city second-hardest hit by the Great Depression in the entire United States. At the same time, community members declared themselves “rich” and proved resilient. Consider department store owner Harry Waldman, as described by Dr. Becky Imhauser. When Sedalia entered the Depression. Waldman led a charity event, where civic leaders and businessmen were “arrested” for humorous infractions. All money from the arrests went to the financially destitute. Months later, Waldman, himself, was destitute. His business was bankrupt, and his assets were sold at a public auction. Many of the people he had “arrested” pooled their money and bought his assets, so he could remain in business until his retirement. Waldman is one example of one community’s spirit that applies to all people who encounter adversity and challenge.

Intended Audience: Adults, Genealogy Society, Historical Society members
(Q&A segment follows the presentation).

VENUE
Johnson County Historical Society Museum
302 N Main Street
Warrensburg, MO 64093

ORGANIZER
West Central Genealogical Society
Jody Anderson
Phone: 573.795.7723
Email: tagteammom@yahoo.com

Details

Date:
October 24
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Johnson County Historical Society Museum
302 N. Main
Warrensburg, 64093
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Phone:
(660) 747-6480
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