Timeline

1898
1898
1898

Minnie J. Reynolds, political writer for the Rocky Mountain News, founds the Denver Woman’s Press Club with 19 professional friends. DWPC Founder Minnie J. Reynolds organized for women’s right to vote in Colorado and passage of the 19th Amendment nationwide.

1912
1912

Member Helen Ring Robinson elected to Colorado State Senate, the first woman senator in Colorado and second woman state senator in the U.S.

1918
1918

Member Mary Florence Lathrop, newspaper reporter and lawyer, is one of the first women admitted to the American Bar Association. She was also the first woman admitted to the Colorado Bar Association and the first woman to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

1924
1924
Denver Woman's Press Club located at 1325 Logan St, Denver 80203

Denver Woman’s Press Club purchases the home of renowned artist George Elbert Burr and turns it into a clubhouse.

1930
1930s

Member Helen Marie Black, journalist for the Rocky Mountain News and publicist for Denver Dry Goods, co-founds the Denver Symphony Orchestra. She became the first woman symphony manager in the United States, and continued in that role for over 30 years.

1945
1940s

Members join war effort as journalists and volunteers, hosting servicemen at the clubhouse and organizing war bond sales.

1945
The Home of "Harvey"

Member Mary Coyle Chase, journalist and playwright, wins Pulitzer Prize for Harvey. It was made into a movie starring Jimmy Stewart in 1950 and has been staged thousands of times in theaters large and small.

1970
1970s & 1980s
Dottie Lamm

Member Dottie Lamm, journalist and activist, serves as First Lady of Colorado.

1980
1980s

Barbara Sudler Hornby serves as president of the Colorado Historical Society (now History Colorado). Hannah Marie Wormington and Edwina Fallis inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.

1987
1987
Mt. Arps

Mount Arps in Sawatch Range named for member Louisa Arps.