Donate $25 & Get A Free CD

 

For a limited time only, The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation & Museum will be offering a very special gift to those of you who would be so kind as to make a $25 or more donation to the museum.

Donation/Fundraising CD choices

Pick one CD for a 25.00 donation to the EBWBFM

 

For your donation, you will receive one of three available Del Rubio Triplets CDs of your choice.  Pick from the following CDs:

  • Three Gals, Three Guitars
  • Whip It
  • Christmas With The Del Rubio Triplets

The Del Rubio Triplets CDs that are being offered were donated by Milly Boyd of The Del Rubios with the request that they be used to raise funds to support the museum.
 




For additional information on how you can support The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation & Museum, please see our information page here.

Del Rubio Triplets’ Milly Boyd

We are saddened by the death of Mildred Stuart Boyd, last surviving Del Rubio Triplet and great niece of First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson, on July 21, 2011.

The Del Rubio Triplets were originally discovered by Bob Hope.  They appeared on Pee-wee’s PlayhouseMarried with Chidren, Full House, The Golden Girls, and Night Court.  They often performed acoustic guitar renditions of pop-songs such as Devo’s Whip It, Madonna’s Like a Virgin, and Ding Dong The Witch is Dead.

Grammy Award winner, Allee Willis, rediscovered them in 1985, which directly led to their pop fame.  The Del Rubio Triplets performed her song, Neutron Dance, which is the very first pop song they performed and the song they performed on television most often.

Milly Boyd supported the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation and Museum through her generous donations of Bolling family artifacts original to the Bolling home, birthplace of Edith Bolling Wilson and childhood home of her grandfather, Rolfe E. Bolling, located in Wytheville, Virginia.  Mrs. Wilson was First Lady to President Woodrow Wilson.

A memorial fund has been established by co-founders of the Museum, Bill and Farron Smith; fan and friend of Milly’s, Craig Bara; and cousin, Cary Fuller to honor the life of Milly Boyd and the love of the Triplets for their great aunt, Edith Bolling Wilson.

If you would like to continue Milly’s love and support for the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation & Museum, please click the link below to donate to the Milly Boyd Memorial Fund.

Donate to the Milly Boyd Memorial Fund

 

Not Quite the Time Line…

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The Del Rubio Triplets pose with their great aunt, Edith Bolling Wilson, at what is now the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, DC.

We are pausing our regularly scheduled Time Line Tuesday (for you fans out there, it will be back next Tuesday), to introduce you to The Del Rubio Triplets. If you have kept up at all with our upcoming Edith Bolling Wilson Birthday Celebration, you may have noticed our frequent mention of the Del Rubios – since it is their collection we are incorporating into our museum exhibits.

The original Boyd triplets who became The Del Rubio Triplets

The original Boyd triplets who became The Del Rubio Triplets

Blonde hair, mini skirts, and Go-Go boots. These words describe the The Del Rubio Triplets as they are most remembered. Edith (Eadie), Elena (Lena) and Mildred (Milly) Boyd are the tree triplets that comprised this eclectic entertainment trio. The triplets grew up in the Panama Canal Zone, Washington, DC, and California. The name “Del Rubio” is Spanish for the color of their hair – blonde.

The triplets are the granddaughters of Rolfe Emerson Boyd, Edith Bolling Wilson’s brother. As the great nieces of Mrs. Wilson, they were close to their “Aunt Edith.”

Originally discovered by Bob Hope, the triplets are known for their appearances on Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Married…with Children, Full House, The Golden Girls, and Night Court. They often did acoustic guitar renditions of pop-songs such as Devo’s Whip It, Madonna’s Like a Virgin, and Ding Dong The Witch is Dead.

And so that you can get a real feel for their style…
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