Archive for Friday, November 6, 1998


November 6, 1998


It will be as if history came to life.

The Douglas County Republican Women will host a high tea from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Elizabeth M. Watkins Community Museum. To entertain the crowd, the organization is putting on "a series of historical vignettes."

Vignettes will be taken from the lives of Douglas County women from 1848 to the 1930s, from pioneers to professionals. Notable figures, like Elizabeth M. Watkins, will make "appearances." The vignettes include information about the women portrayed and their lives, with period dress and artifacts from the museum.

"We want to make people more aware of the resources at the Watkins museum," said Phyllis Tiffany, president of the organization. "We wanted to give people a sense of (the women) as real people developing the community."

The tea will include a light meal, with desserts and finger food.

"It's a little more than just tea sandwiches and tea," she said.

The event is a fund-raiser for both the Republican women and the museum. Tickets are available from the museum and members of the organization.

-- Felicia Haynes' phone message number is 832-7173. Her e-mail address is

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