Gladys will present a program on “The History of the Germans from Russia” which explains who they are, why they are called Germans from Russia, and traces their path from Germany to Russia and to the Americas on Saturday, August 15th at 1:30pm. Gladys will also show the video, “The Beet Tenders’ Destiny,” which was produced by the Panhandle Chapter of the American Historical Society of the Germans from Russia and which details how and why so many of the Germans from Russia came to the North Platte Valley.
Gladys Wyatt is a retired teacher from Harrisburg where she lives on a farm and taught school for 34 years. She has A.B.A. and B.S.B.A. degrees from the University of Denver and an M.S. degree from Chadron State College. She taught high school English and business classes, Title I reading and math, and junior high language arts. She has three children and six grandchildren.
Since retirement she has spent her time gardening, reading, reviewing books and editing manuscripts, church activities, doing volunteer work, and enjoying her grandchildren’s activities. She served on the Board of Directors of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia International for 12 years, two of them as secretary of the Board, and also served one year on their Foundation Board. She has been secretary of the local chapter for several years. She also enjoys word puzzles, playing bridge, baking, embroidering and crocheting, and doing some traveling.