‘Queen of the West’
Winchester Academy recognizes Women’s History Month
In recognition of Women’s History Month, Theresa Kaminski will present “Dale Evans: Queen of the West” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Free and open to the public, the program is hosted by Winchester Academy.
Dale Evans, who lived from 1912-2001, was a movie and TV actress. She co-starred with Roy Rogers, her future husband, in a series of “singing cowboy” movies during the 1940s.
They made the move to television in the early 1950s, creating “The Roy Rogers Show,” one of the most popular programs of the decade.
Dale, an accomplished singer and songwriter, penned the show’s theme, “Happy Trails.”
But exactly how happy were those trails? What did fame cost Dale Evans?
This program, complete with music and movie and TV clips, provides a behind-the-scenes look at Evans’ private life and professional career.
Kaminski is a professor emerita of history from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she taught American history and American women’s history for more than 25 years.
She is of the author of a trilogy of books about American women in the Philippine Islands, most recently “Angels of the Underground.”
She is currently under contract with Lyons Press for her biography of Evans and for one of Dr. Mary Walker, the only woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Winchester Academy programs are funded by sponsors and tax-deductible donations.
This program is sponsored by Jack and Glenda Rhodes.
Correction: Last week’s Winchester Academy article listed the wrong sponsors. The actual sponsors were Ann and Vance Linden.