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Women's Organization of MNHS

The Women's Organization of the Minnesota Historical Society (WOMNHS) has been assisting the Society for over 65 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, WOMNHS was authorized by the MNHS Executive Council to operate as a separate entity to promote Minnesota history and the welfare of the Society.

In 1999, the WOMNHS 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. WOMNHS 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 WOMNHS president, Vikki Bleise, at 651-698-0570.

2014-2015 Schedule

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Tea - Victorian Style!
James J. Hill House

February 11, 2015

We Are Anishinaabe: Our Migration Journey
Travis Zimmerman, Site Manager – Mille Lacs Indian Museum
Minnesota History Center

March 11, 2015

March down the aisle in Victorian Style!
Jayne Becker, Site Manager, Alexander Ramsey House
Victorian Wedding Traditions
University Club

April 8, 2015

150 years of Minnesota State Fair Tradition
Mark Haidet, Minnesota State Fair Foundation
History & Heritage Center, Minnesota State Fairgrounds

May 13, 2015

A Legacy in the Making
Annual Meeting and Program
Mendakota Country Club

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