Susan Shelby Magoffin was one of the first white women to travel on the Santa Fe Trail and enter New Mexico. She kept a detailed journal that recorded the day-to-day life on the trail.
Anne Ellis spent time in the Colorado mining camps and kept careful a record of her life and family, which was later published as three books: The Life of an Ordinary Woman, Plain Anne Ellis, and Sunshine Preferred.
The Women's History Afternoon Tea partially benefits the Circle of Care project, an elderly enrichment program. Twenty-five senior citizens have been given complimentary seats to this event.