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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 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, 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

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

All aboard!
Depots of Minnesota, Author Bill Shrankler
St. Paul Union Depot

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lindbergh - Extraordinary Boy!
Bus Tour – Lindbergh Historic Site
Little Falls, MN

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

10,000 Watts of Ship Stopping Power!
Split Rock Lighthouse – Development and viewing of New Film
History Center – 3M Auditorium

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Tea - Victorian Style!
James J. Hill House

Women's Organization of MNHS on a tour bus.

Women's Organization of Minnesota

Women's Organization of MNHS on a tour.