History of the
NWHP Pink Tea
The first Pink Tea was held May 23, 2001 as part of the 5th NWHP Conference. It was held at the Governor's Mansion and sponsored by Dema Guinn. At the same time the legislation was being heard in the Legislature for the NWHP-sponsored Sarah Winnemucca Statue which would be placed in Washington D.C. as one of the two statues each state is allowed. There were 125 attendees at that first tea.
The June 23, 2002, April 26, 2003 and April 24, 2004 Pink Teas were also held at the Governor's Mansion in Carson City, NV. These teas were conducted as fund raisers to pay for the Sarah Winnemucca Statue.
The 2005 Pink Tea celebrated the installation of the Sara Winnemucca Statue in Washington, D.C. The dedication of the statue had taken place on March 09, 2005. The beautiful statue was rendered by sculptor Benjamin Victor who had been unanimously chosen by the Sara Winnemucca sculpture committee from a national field of artists.
Nevada’s Mama van, received the funds raised at the April 23, 2006 Pink Tea. First Lady
Dema Guinn's championed this project as breast cancer was and still is a health priority for women
The June 7, 2008 Pink Tea, honored the women who had worked to get the vote for women.
The 100th birthday of the Governor's Mansion was honored at the May 9, 2009 Pink Tea.
Jean Ford, founder of the NWHP was honored at the May 13, 2010 Pink Tea.
The May 7, 2011 Pink Tea, honored Kenny Guinn, former Nevada Governor and supporter of the NWHP. Governor Guinn passed away in 2010.
June 23, 2012 Pink Tea "honored" the Sarah Winnemucca Project book written by Mona Reno: It Can Be Done, The State of Nevada’s Presents the Statue of Sarah Winnemucca to the People of the United States. Special guest was former Nevada’s First Lady Dema Guinn. Dianna deBorges, dressed in character, portrayed Sarah Winnemucca at this celebration.
The May 3, 2013 Pink Tea will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 1913 Nevada Legislature’s second passing of Women’s suffrage Legislation. The Sarah Winnemucca Statue book will be available for purchase at this celebration.
May 4 - Pink Tea
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Theme: 100th Anniversary of Nevada State Legislature passing Women’s Suffrage legislation.
Invitations to be mailed, bring a friend.
Participants dress in 1913 apparel if desired, even “be” a suffragist—from the list on page 3. Their biographies are on the NWHP website. http://www.unr.edu/nwhp/biographies.htm
Holly Van Valkenburgh, Mary Anne Convis, Isabel Espinoza, Marcia Cuccaro, Linda Wycoff
On April 15, 2013, Senator Debbie Smith introduced a Proclamation in the Nevada Legislature to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Nevada
NWHP members attended the Floor Session and each sat with a Senator.
"It Can Be Done"
Sarah Winnemucca Statue
In 2001 the Nevada Women’s History Project proposed placing a statue of Sarah Winnemucca in the National Statuary Hall Collection as Nevada’s second person to be honored. During the next four years the funds were raised, the statue was built, and on March 9, 2005 the statue was dedicated in the United States Capitol.
The Statue Book
In 2012 the Nevada Women’s History Project completed the story of the Sarah Winnemucca statue in the publication “It Can Be Done” Nevada Presents the Sarah Winnemucca Statue to the People of the United States.
The book is a compelling story of the hundreds of people who made the statue possible through their donations of time and money. Nearly a hundred photos make this publication personal for the many people involved. The dedication of four statues completes the story for national and statewide recognition of Sarah Winnemucca. The story ends in 2008 with the placement of the Washington statue in her new location at the Capitol Visitor’s Center.
NWHP membership year runs
January through December of each year
The NWHP Operations Guide allows for one complimentary newsletter for those who have not yet paid their dues by March 31st. Many of you have already paid, so please double check before sending in a second payment. We greatly appreciate the support our members have shown over the years. We hope that we continue to earn your continued support over the coming years.
Grace Davis, Membership
2012-2013 NWHP Programs
Program Committee members:
- Co-Chairmen: Lisa-Marie Lightfoot & Marcia Cuccaro
- Patti Bernard
- Linda Wyckoff
We will develop bi-monthly programs for the coming year. Programs could include tours of local history venues, luncheon or dinner, or wine and conversation.
We are open to any and all suggestions, so please, anyone with a particular interest, place, or person that has not been previously a NWHP program, please e-mail your idea(s) to me for consideration.
Lynn Bremer, Program Chair
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