There's a reception at 6:30 pm, and the talk starts at 7 pm.
Here's what the flyer says:
Early railroad travel in the U.S. was very uncomfortable and meals were only available at “road houses” where fare typically consisted of rancid meat, cold beans, and old coffee. Fred Harvey, early 1800s entrepreneur, was responsible for changing the railway dining experience to fresh ingredients cooked by European chefs served on Irish linen tablecloths by attractive Harvey Girls. Join us for a fun and informative journey through this history of railway dining and the impact of Harvey Girls on the settlement of the West where men outnumbered women by 2 to 1.Presenters are Toni Wasserberger is Professor Emeritus of English and History at El Camino College Compton Educational Center; Susie Dever is Dean of Academic Programs at El Camino College Compton Center and Chair of Lomita Railroad Museum Foundation.