Jan Fields, a former member of the Jay Em chapter of the Goshen County Homemakers, pours herself another cup during a tea to commemorate 100 years of Homemakers Clubs in Goshen County on Thursday in the Rendezvous Center Brand Room in Torrington. Founded as the Wyoming Home Demonstration Club, the groups were a place for farm and ranch women to meet and learn on a variety of topics.
Current and past members of the Goshen County Homemakers gather Thursday for a tea party to commemorate the group’s 100th anniversary in the Brand Room at the Goshen County Rendezvous Center in Torrington. Sponsored by the University of Wyoming Extension Service, the clubs date back to 1915 in Wyoming with, at one time, 37 clubs in Goshen County. The Homemakers Clubs started for farm wives to meet and learn new skills to help around the farm home.
Some of the historic documents on display during a Goshen County Homemakers centennial tea on Thursday in the Brand Room at the Goshen County Rendezvous Center in Torrington. Goshen County was once home to 37 Homemakers Clubs, started by the University of Wyoming Extension Service. Only one club remains today.