On May 21, 2022 the Women’s History and Culture Center hosted a spring tea.  Women of all ages attended and enjoyed delicious tea, treats, and conversation.  The volunteer members of WHCC baked scones, made sandwiches, and provided excellent service to everyone who attended. Reservations were required for this event and were made by emailing whccmesquitenv@gmail.com.  You can also contact the organization through this email for more information about upcoming events.  For the Spring Tea, women were asked to decorate hats and wear them for an opportunity to win in three categories: Day at the Races, Cute as a Button, and Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.  Winners received a basket with a tea pot and cups, various teas, and treats.

In 2018, the Women’s History and Culture Center was founded by Jean Watkins who also currently presides as the Board Chair.  Carol Sue Saldivar is President and Rosealee Lee is Director at-large.  The Center is located at 225 N. Willow St. Room 23 and open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.  At the Center you will find a soothing atmosphere with over 700 books about women.  In addition to having a beautiful and relaxing environment and interesting activities, the center offers the use of the building for other groups.  They have bunco groups, meditation, energy and wellness classes, a Writer’s Critique Group, and many other events that focus on the interests of women in Mesquite.  You can view their monthly calendar at whccmesquitenv.org/calendar.

You can also view the groups website at whccmesquitenv.org.  It provides information about Women’s History, a gallery of photos from past events, upcoming news and activities, the calendar, and contact information.  The group also has a page on Facebook page for those of you who enjoy social media.

The mission of the Women’s History and Culture Center is “WHCC builds on women’s historical achievements to light the say for future generations by providing resources, opportunities, and activities that make a difference in the greater Mesquite community. ” This organization provides a great way to get involved with our community in a positive way.

Volunteer meetings take place on the 4th Friday of each month at 3:00 pm. Currently, the Women’s Center is looking for volunteers for the following positions.

  1. Booking Agent – Checks in with other groups and let them know about the facilities available for events and schedules events.
  2. Calendar Guru – Keeps the monthly calendar up to date
  3. School Liaison – Works with the school district on programs that would benefit students

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