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Picturing the Past Mathatasian Club Promotes Exchange Of Ideas For Over 100 Year


Last updated 10/18/2021 at 12:26pm

The E.O.T (Every Other Thursday) Book Club was organized in September 1915 with 16 charter members: Maud Allison, Mrs. Beavens, Ida Bryant, Mrs. Burnett, Mrs. Caldwell, C.E. Deaver, Flora Duckworth, Kathleen Ervin, A.E. Hampton, N. Forsythe, Ora Jones, Mrs. Margan, E.H. Norwood, Mrs. Macfie, E.H. Trowbridge and Julia Trowbridge.

The group met to trade books and had a theme that changed each year. On April 12, 1917, the name was changed to the Mathatasian Book Club. Trowbridge selected the name because it meant “learner.” The club joined the N.C. Federation of Women’s Clubs on Oct. 2...

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