Family Day at the Museum of North Texas History
The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture presents FREE FAMILY DAY at The Museum of North Texas History on March 17 in celebration of The Legends Project honoring Charlye Ola Farris. Ms. Farris holds the distinction of becoming the first African-American woman licensed to practice law in Texas, the first African-American attorney, male or female, in Wichita County, and the first African-American to serve as a judge in the South since Reconstruction.
Our Family Days are designed to celebrate the creative potential in all of us and offer opportunities for kids and their caregivers to create and connect with one another. Each program is unique, fun, and free – emphasizing history, imagination, and hands-on creativity.
After exploring the exhibition, families can engage in art-making at three activity stations. Guest artists from the community will share innovative projects they’ve created just for this exhibition.
Storytime at the Wichita Falls Public Library
The Wichita Falls Public Library is hosting an all-ages storytime celebrating Women’s History Month on Thursday, March 10 at 10:30 am. Library staff will also have women’s history-themed paper doll sets to give out throughout the month of March (while supplies last).
Wichita Falls Museum of Art At MSU Texas Events
At the turn of this century, photographer Melina Mara documented the roles of fourteen women serving in the US Senate, both in and out of public view. Mara’s imaginative viewpoints, from the whimsical to the poignant, reveal the daily work of women in powerful public positions and suggest a trailblazing story of courage, ambition, and passion.
This exhibition, which runs through May 14, brings striking photographs and narratives to our audience that goes beyond the images, inviting us to reflect on the history of female voices in our country’s government, on which today’s 24 female senators stand.
Saturdays at 1:30 pm
Exhibition Tour with WFMA curator Danny Bills, featuring Changing the Face of Power
March 8 at 5:30 pm
Women in Leadership Panel Discussion
March 24 at 5:30 pm
Women of MSU: Stories of Power
Inspired by images in Changing the Face of Power
Yoga instructor Tina Haapala will lead an entire yoga flow inspired by the exhibition “Changing the Face of Power, Woman of the US Senate” in honor of Women’s History Month. Free to the public, Donations are always accepted! Artful Yoga is taking place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU.
Buy a copy of Women of Wichita County, Texas
In early December, the Museum of North Texas History sponsored a signing of the book “Women of Wichita County Texas.” The books are available during the Museum’s regular hours, Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you are unable to come by the Museum for a book, please give the museum a call and they can make special arrangements.
“Can We Talk” Community Forum
New Life Women’s Center is hosting a live community forum for women’s voices to be heard! From being a single woman, wife, a mother/grandmother to being a student, a retiree, or working, there are many economic, social, relational, family, and community needs. Come out to help women in your communities be heard! Invited guests include former city councilor, DeAndra Chenault. The forum is happening Saturday, March 19 from 12 pm to 2 pm. There will be childcare and refreshments. The New Life Women’s Center is located at 1301 N 6th Street.