Texas Women's Hall Of Fame Finds Home at Texas
DENTON Women's History Month may be coming to a close,
but it's the opening of a new chapter for the Texas Women's Hall
of Fame. On March 27, Texas First Lady Anita Perry will dedicate
the Hall of Fame's first exhibit, located at Texas Woman's
Established in 1984, the Hall of Fame had been without exhibit
space until Texas Woman's University volunteered space.
"After 19 years, the Texas Women's Hall of Fame has
finally found a home," said Keely Appleton, commissioner,
Governor's Commission for Women. "Now, future generations
can learn about the accomplishments of these notable Texas women.
We are grateful to TWU and the sponsors who have made this
exhibit become a reality."
Mrs. Perry will dedicate the Texas Women's Hall of Fame
exhibit on Thursday, March 27 during a ceremony with several of
the Hall's honorees in attendance. The Hall of Fame opens to the
general public Friday, March 28.
The Texas Women's Hall of Fame exhibit is housed in Hubbard
Hall, located on TWU's Denton campus. Admission is free. The Hall
of Fame is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except
during university holidays. Special arrangements for groups
wishing to visit the exhibit on other days and times can be made
through TWU's Office of Conference Services at (940) 898-3644.
"I am thrilled that the Texas Women's Hall of Fame
exhibit will be housed on the campus of Texas Woman's University.
What an honor! One of the highlights of my career was being
inducted into the Hall of Fame," said Ann Williams, a member
of the TWU Board of Regents who was inducted into the Hall of
Fame in 2002.
Other inductees include women such as astronaut Sally Ride,
Dallas real estate broker Ebby Halliday and former White House
insiders Liz Carpenter and Karen Hughes.
TWU was selected for the Texas Women's Hall of Fame exhibit
because it was a "natural fit," according to officials
with the Governor's Commission for Women. TWU has archived
commission records for years, and the two entities have had a
The Texas Women's Hall of Fame was created to honor the
state's most outstanding women, including former first ladies,
teachers, athletes and astronauts. Texas residents submit
nominations and an independent panel of judges selects award
recipients. Currently, 114 women have been inducted into the Hall
Information about the Texas Women's Hall of Fame can be found
on the TWU web site at www.twu.edu/twhf.
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