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When you deprive people of their history, you deprive them of their power.
—Ruthe Winegarten

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If you knew Ruthe Winegarten, you knew her passion was history.

Preserving people's stories was Ruthe's way of saving them so that their lives would not be lost to future generations. She spent her career uncovering the history of Texas women.

Ruthe understood the importance of role models for women and very much wanted to inspire others to follow their dreams by writing about such wonderful women as Sofie Herzog, Christia Adair, and Jovita Idar.

Take a minute to learn more about these remarkable individuals, then help us with a tax-deductible donation to help us ensure that the history of Texas women is available to everyone. Your contributions will help us maintain, expand and publicize this website as a valuable resource to students, teachers, and lifelong learners. will help ensure that anyone interested in Texas history will gain a deeper understanding of women's roles in the history of the state. Your support will make certain the best possible memorial for Ruthe Winegarten, the woman who inspired so many with her knowledge, wit, energy, and dedication, and keep her name alive for future generations through the foundation and this website.

The Ruthe Winegarten Memorial Foundation for Texas Women's History is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This gift is tax deductible. Donate online below or by mail by sending a check made out to Ruthe Winegarten Memorial Foundation to P.O. Box 4217, Austin, Texas 78765-4217.