November 1, 2001 – A formal agreement was executed with The Woman’s Collection at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Denton, TX, to house the Whirly Girls memorabilia including photos, newsletters, and other historical items.
April 28, 2005 – The Whirly Girls celebrated their 50th anniversary at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. A special 50th anniversary logo was designed to commemorate the event. In addition, a special handmade quilt was created and signed by as many Whirly Girls as possible and presented to our founder, Jean Ross Howard Phelan, WG #13. At this time, there were approximately 1,325 Whirly Girls in the organization.