Brooklyn Woman's Club

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The Brooklyn Woman's Club was an organization founded in 1869 and incorporated in 1871.[1] Laura Curtis Bullard cofounded the organization along with her friend Elizabeth Tilton and others, and served as its first president. In 1912, the club moved to 114 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights[2][3] and shared the building with the Brooklyn Women Suffrage Association[1] and the Civitas Club.[4]

Brooklyn Woman's Club
114 Pierrepont.jpg
Formation1869
Headquarters114 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY
Region served
United States
Membership
300
President
Laura Curtis Bullard
Websitehttps://brooklynwomansclub.org/about-us

In 1915, Ida Sherwood Coffin (née Willets) served as president.[5] After his election in 1921, President Warren Harding wrote to Mrs. William Hoster, director of social services for the organization, to endorse their work for child welfare in Brooklyn.[6]

In addition to working towards women's suffrage, the club also hosted events such as card games for hundreds of attendees[7] and lectures on world politics and peace advocacy.[8]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ina Brevoot Roberts, ed. (1913). Club Women of New York. Club Women of New York Company. Retrieved 2015-06-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ American Institute of Architects (2010). AIA Guide to New York City. Oxford Press. ISBN 9780199772919. Retrieved 2015-06-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Clubs". Brooklyn Life. 1913-12-27.
  4. ^ Brooklyn Blue Book and Long Island Society Register. Rugby Press. 1921-04-01. Retrieved 2015-06-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac. 30. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 1915.
  6. ^ "Harding Approves Brooklyn Women's Child Welfare Aid". New York Tribune. 1921-01-21.
  7. ^ "At the Women's Clubs". New York Tribune. 1920-03-07.
  8. ^ The Advocates of Peace, volumes 79-80. 1917. Retrieved 2015-06-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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