About Us

Las Señoras de Socorro


True Women of the West

Let’s 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 it’s 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.​

Las Señoras de Socorro is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and advance the welfare of the Maricopa County Historical Society, dba Desert Caballeros Western Museum. This is accomplished through service to the Museum by fund raising in a manner satisfactory to the Board of Trustees of the Society and through bringing community interest and understanding to the Museum.

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Carrie Fell ©, “Calamity and Rusty Hue”, DCWM Collection