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Women's History Month Tea Celebrates Lea County Women

3/14/2017 2:13:43 p.m. - Hobbs, NM.  

In 1987, Congress declared March as Women’s History Month, to honor the contributions of women in history and today’s society.  To celebrate, the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame presents a ‘Women’s History Month Tea’, Saturday, March 18 at 2pm. The event is free to the public.

The theme for the event is “Lea County Women: Sharing Our Heritage”, in honor of the centennial celebration of Lea County this year. Sarah Reid, a Lea County educator, will talk about the importance of preserving family history, and discuss some of the women leaders in Lea County over the past 100 years.

“We want to showcase local women who have made a difference”, says Mary Lyle, Education Director for the museum. “We also want visitors to share their family histories and memories for our oral history program. Preserving family history is really just one story at a time, and we are trying to capture as many of these stories as possible.”

In addition to Sarah Reid, tea and refreshments, there will also be a Hat Parade for prizes. “We hope visitors will wear their favorite, silliest or most beautiful hats for our Hat Parade,” says Lyle. “Women’s History Month is usually observed as ‘Hats Off to Women’, so we’re having fun with hats, too.”

While the event is intended for women and girls, men and boys are welcome to attend.

For more information, call 575-492-2678

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