Click below to listen to KMZU’s Ashley Johnson, speak with Jill White, Site Manager at the Sedalia Katy Depot.

Jill White

This First Friday event is going to be a fashion through back.  “The speaker this time, is a lady from Marshall named Connie Grisier,” said White, “She is going to be putting on a Dawn to Dusk fashion show about women’s Victorian dress.  It should be entertaining and informative for all of us.  I believe she’ll be focusing on the 1860’s and from what I understand, she will be bringing a series of china dolls and will show what a woman would be wearing from the time she gets up in the morning to the time she goes back to bed at night.”

This months speaker has been active in many very well known group and organizations and has also been a part of some very significant projects.  “She was a school teacher for some time,” said White, “She was also a site administrator at Van Meter State Park.  She did that for many years and she helped to put together the Native American Cultural Center there.  She is retired now and she does interpretations, she’s also on the list of speakers for the Missouri Humanities Council.”

There will only be a couple more First Friday’s before the depot shuts it down for the colder months.  “We have these First Friday events every month,” White said, “In November we will be doing Pearl Harbor Child, which I believe is like an eye witness account of the attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII.  Then in December we will have a woman that is going to portray Jesse James’s mother, so I’m sure she’ll have very interesting stories to relate.  Those two will take us up through the end of the year, then we’ll take a break and then start up again next spring.”

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