Alta Mira Chapter NSDAR celebrated “Women’s History Month” at their Colonial Tea March 10th. It was a perfect time to present the “Women in American History” award to an outstanding member of the community that has made a contribution and difference in promoting American History. Amy King, curator of the Tulare County Museum was chosen to receive this award. Her goals have been to bring to bring awareness to the museum and help the community develop an interest in local history.
She has done this by being involved in the community, developing the museum collections and creating new exhibits. She has developed an ongoing exhibit of valuable agricultural contributions by the many cultural groups of Tulare County. Opening day activities for these exhibits include personal stories, music and food from the culture being exhibited. Over 1,000 school children come through the museum each year.
Amy is a member of the California Association of Museums and American Alliance for State and Local History.
Photo L to R: Pat Holly Regent, Amy King, Deanna Pettus