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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Woman's Club is holding 128th anniversary gala

The Coconut Grove Woman's Club is holding their 128th Anniversary Gala on Friday, Feb. 22.

The event from 7 to 11 pm will offer dinner, a cocktail hour, an open bar, live music and dancing. Formal attire is required.

Cost is $150 per person. They may be purchased here.

The club was originally called the Coconut Grove Housekeepers Club founded in 1891 by Flora McFarlane and other pioneers of the time.

The Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove was established five years before Miami became a city. It is the oldest community service organization in South Florida and its clubhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As a nonprofit organization it is dedicated to enriching the Miami community through the promotion of public welfare, education, civic improvement, historic preservation and the advancement of the arts and culture while fostering good fellowship among its members.  

The Peacock family, who owned the Peacock Inn, across the street from the club gave a few acres of land to Commodore Ralph Munroe when he arrived in 1891, the Commodore gave part of the land to the library and the other part to the Woman's Club. Commodore Munroe of course ended up at The Barnacle site where he built his home.

The Woman's Club is at 2985 South Bayshore Drive.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

128 years on that prime location? Some developer is thinking.

January 10, 2019 4:20 PM  

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