About Las Senoras de Socorro
True Women of the West
Lets 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 its a force to be reckoned with, one that has put women 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 ... nearly from the beginning.
Bucking Up in the Early Years
As it turns out, it all began with a rescue. In 1974, a devastating fire destroyed the original Desert Caballeros Western Museum and all appeared to be lost. Thats when founder H.K. Mac MacLennan came up with the idea of asking the strong women of Wickenburg to help raise funds and provide volunteers. It didnt take long for the fledgling womens 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.
From the 15 women who initially gathered as charter directors, Las Se?oras is today an awe-inspiring organization of more than 100 members. Its mission? As in the early days, it is to come to the aid of the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. Each year, Las Se?oras presents the Museum with the fruits of its laborsa generous check to be used for everything from paint to payroll. Las Senoras stands strong in preserving our western heritage and promoting camaraderie! Join them!