Tombstone Vigilettes

The Tombstone Vigilettes are returning on Saturday, November 12th at 1:00 pm, and they’re bringing the Cameo Ladies with them for an 1880’s fashion show you won’t want to miss.  Get a glimpse of a simpler time with elaborate, elegant attire and original antiques. Experience the world famous “Faro” card game, taught by none other than “Luke Short”.  Nineteenth century history, fashion, and gambling await you at this event, sure to please the curious and the historians alike.  Did you know that Tombstone, formerly known as “Goose Flats”, was founded in 1877 by an Army Scout, Ed Schieffelin, when he discovered silver ore near Fort Huachuca in the Arizona Territory.  His Army buddies had told him that he wouldn’t find anything but his tombstone in those hills; hence the name, Tombstone, seemed to be a fitting title for his mining claim.  Tombstone became quite an affluent destination for seekers of wealth and entertainment.  Some of the world’s most popular entertainers per-formed in Tombstone at Schieffelin Hall and The Bird Cage Theatre. The theater was a one stop saloon, opera house, gambling hall, and brothel, drawing names like Wyatt Earp, Johnny Ringo, and Curly Bill Brocius.  Doc Holliday himself dealt Faro at a card table that still sits in a corner of the saloon.  So come on over and enjoy an afternoon with the ladies and gents of Tombstone.  Refreshments will be served, and questions entertained! Tombstone Vigilettes, formed in 1957, will be celebrating their 60th year in 2017.  We are a 501-c-3 charitable organization, making donations to the Tombstone Food Bank, Tombstone Senior Center, Tombstone Small Animal Shelter (a no-kill shelter), two scholarships annually to Tombstone High School Seniors, and Toys for Tombstone in December.  We will have 2017 Vigilette Calendars available for a donation of $12 and Vigilette Christmas Ornaments for $10 (combo for $20).