Women's Organization of the Minnesota Historical Society
The Women's Organization of the Minnesota Historical Society (WOMHS) has been assisting the Society for over 60 years through monetary gifts and volunteerism. The organization was created in 1949 through the efforts of its first president, Mrs. Frederick K. Weyerhaeuser, along with other women who wished to contribute to and help further the mission of the Society. In 1951, WOMHS was authorized by the Society's Executive Council to operate as a separate entity to promote Minnesota history and the welfare of the Society.
In 1999, the WOMHS Endowment Fund was created to help fund special projects and sites throughout the state. Since then, this fund has provided vital support to the Society for the historic sites network. WOMHS members have assisted the Society's development staff, serve as docents for tours of the Governor's Residence and help out in a variety of other projects. The organization meets eight times yearly, September through May, offering programs, tours and events designed to stimulate interest in Minnesota history.
New members are welcome. For more information, contact WOMHS president, Vikki Bleise, at 651-698-0570.
2012-2013 Schedule of Events
September 11, 2013
Event: Women in the Civil War
Speaker: Vickie Wendel, Anoka County Historical Society
Location: The University Club of St. Paul
October 9, 2013
Event: Bus Tour - Historic Forestville
Location: Bus leaves from House of Hope Church
November 13, 2013
Event: Bandolier Bag Collection of the Minnesota Historical Society
Speaker: Marcia Anderson
Location: Minnesota History Center
December 10, 2013
Event: Holiday Tea
Location: James J. Hill House