True women of the west
Let’s face it. Women of the West are a breed apart. Whether they are born here or arrive later, they seem to have a spirit that just comes with the territory. Call it part drive, part resourcefulness, part staying power, but more than anything else, it’s a force to be reckoned with. It’s at the heart of all that has happened in the West from the beginning and at the heart of all that has happened at our museum.
Bucking up in the early years.
As it turns out, it all began with a rescue. In 1972 a fire destroyed the original Desert Caballeros Western Museum, and all appeared to be lost. That’s when founder H.K. “Mac” MacLennan came up with the idea of asking Wickenburg women to help raise funds and provide volunteers. It didn’t take long for the fledgling women’s group to buck up. Between fiestas and fundraisers, the Museum practically rose from the ashes overnight, eventually becoming one of the most respected in the Southwest.
Women making history.
From the 15 women who initially gathered as charter directors, Las Senoras is today an awe-inspiring organization of more than 150 members. Its mission? As in the early days, it is to come to the aid of the Museum. Each year, Las Senoras presents the Museum with the fruits of its labors - a generous check to be used for everything from paint to payroll.
What's in store when you join?
Wouldn’t you like to know that by donating a little of your time you could help turn it into millions of dollars? That is exactly what Las Senoras members have done for their Museum. Over the past 40-plus years, Las Senoras has raised and donated over $3,106,000 to the Desert Caballeros Western Museum.
Annual fundraising events are fun and fabulous!
As a Las Senoras member you'll have opportunities to work with old and new friends on these wonderful events: