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Appetite for America Part II 2019

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum hosts a book club at 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. There is no charge to participate and the club is open to the public.

On March 20, participants will discuss part II of the book, Appetite for America. This definitive biography of Fred Harvey was written by Stephen Fried, who obtained exclusive access to many Harvey family documents.

Fred Harvey built an empire that had lasting impact on many aspects of life in America today. He has been called the “Civilizer of the West” and was known as the father of commercial cultural tourism. He also opened the way for women to have careers in the hospitality industry.

The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call 575/528-3444.