NMJC Museum to Host Women’s History Month Celebration
3/8/2009 3:12:07 a.m. - Hobbs, NM. The 5th Annual Women's Tea, part of the Women's History Month Celebration, will be held on Wednesday, March 11, at the Western Heritage Museum Complex and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame on the New Mexico Junior College campus. The 11:00 a.m. session is reserved for students, while the 2:00 p.m. session is open to the general public.
According to Dr. Patty Emmerich, Professor of Government and History at NMJC, the event will include excerpts from The Belle of Amherst, a play about the enigmatic poet Emily Dickinson, featuring Summer Robinson as Emily. Tea will be served during intermission.
Emmerich has invited everyone to wear a hat. Prizes will be given for the most beautiful, unusual, funny, and audacious hats. Men are also welcome to attend the event, but Emmerich insists that they, too, must be wearing the requisite "chapeaux."
There will also be a drawing for a set of Gorham China, service for eight, courtesy of Uptown Interiors. The drawing will be held immediately after the 2:00 p.m. performance. The winner must be present to win!
This year, there is also a bonus performance, as Summer Robinson again performs excerpts from the Belle of Amherst at 7:00 p.m. for those who unable to attend the afternoon affair.
For more information, call the Western Heritage Museum Complex and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame at 575.392.6730.