Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library will host a showing of the Harvey Girls at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in Cline Library Assembly Hall.

The documentary chronicles the women known as the Harvey Girls who made an unusual decision to leave home and travel west to work as waitresses along the transcontinental railroad, opening the doors of both the West and the workplace to women.

Following the documentary, there will be a screening of new interviews and a panel discussion with Colleen Lucero, project director of the Hopi Harvey Project; Ann-Mary Lutzick, museum director of the Old Trails Museum; Heidi Osselaer, women’s history expert; and filmmaker Katrina Parks.

The panelists will discuss the significant impact that the Harvey Girls had on the workplace, the hospitality business and the development of the American West.