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.
2013-2014 Schedule of Events
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Event: Eva Valesh, 1880's labor writer and orator
Location: Mill City Museum
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Event: Judith Koll Healy, Author, Frederick Weyerhaeuser and the American West
Location: Midland Hills Country Club
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Event: Linda McShannock, MHS Textile Curator, Hats Off - The MHS collection
Location: St. Paul Athletic Club
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Event: Annual Meeting - WOMHS Antiques Road Show and other anniversary presentations
Location: Mendakota Country Club