Picturing The Past: Women's Club Provided Social, Civic Activities


March 12, 2018

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Members of the Mathatasian Club, circa 1954.

Women's clubs of the early 20th century offered women an opportunities for social and civic engagement. There were a wide array of clubs from purely social groups to those that worked to improve their community and the welfare of local citizens. Clubs with special interests ranged from book clubs or garden club to those working for women's rights or other types of reform. Members were typically middle-class white women. Clubs provided a connection to others with similar interests, a sense of contributing to society, and a means to influence their communities.

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