Our Mission and Purpose:
- To promote and to be actively engaged in efforts toward increasing interest in the history of Tombstone.
- To promote the betterment and progress of Tombstone in general.
- To present reenactments of Tombstone’s early days at events.
- To create and foster an interest in women’s history and fashions from 1880 to 1915.
Step back into a time with the women who tamed the “Town Too Tough to Die”
Have Petticoats, Will Travel!
The Tombstone Vigilettes are a non-profit, charitable organization of ladies portraying The Women of Tombstone, Arizona, from 1880 to 1915. Our motto: "Have Petticoats, Will Travel"
The Vigilettes are available to attend your special gathering, organization meeting, club, church group, senior home, or group to present an expanded, educational program of our fashions shows.
This organization was founded in 1957 for the purpose of promoting interest in and preserving the women’s fashions of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, particularly in the years of Tombstone’s boom-town days: 1879-1915.
We meet every third Friday of the month at 6:30pm in the Tombstone Vigilante's Hall. Come join us!
Membership is open to any female, 21 years or older, residing in Cochise County for a minimum of 90 days. Prospective members are sponsored by two active or Lifetime members during their induction process.
Those who wish to participate but who do not qualify for regular membership may be sponsored as an Associate Member.
Membership dues are only $12.00 a year.
For more information, ask your nearest Vigilette, contact us on our Facebook page, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Guidelines for Dress
The Vigilettes conduct fashion shows every second, third, and fourth Sundays of the month.
At our fashion shows, we seek to educate and entertain visitors to the “Town Too Tough to Die” with costumes that would be worn by the women in Tombstone between the years of 1879 through 1915.
Our outfits are reproduction or true vintage items made from materials, notions, and fabrics authentic to that time period; that means, no Velcro, no zippers, and no polyester!
Our goal is to represent the remarkable, trail-blazing women of historic Tombstone as they really were in the Victorian and Edwardian times