April 24th, 2019  #FederationDay marked 129 years of GFWC- General Federated Women's Clubs

While April 24th, 2019  #FederationDay marked 129 years of GFWC, this week also saw the 151st anniversary of the club that started it all: Sorosis. On April 20, 1868 the first meeting of Sorosis was held by Jane Cunningham Croly in the famed Delmonico’s Restaurant. The occasion marked not only the first official gathering of a professional woman’s club within the United States, but also the first major public gathering of women unescorted by men in a restaurant. Check out this article from last year’s 150th anniversary that details the meeting, and its importance to women’s and GFWC’s history.


Source: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/delm...