West Texas Club Woman 1880-1950
September 11 - February 15, 2014
102 Cypress Street, Abilene, TX 79601
The American women’s club movement began in 1868 when Jane Cunningham Croly, a professional New York journalist, was denied admittance to an all-male press club event honoring Charles Dickens. In response, she formed a club for women called Sorosis, a Greek word meaning “an aggregation; a sweet flavor of many fruits.” The West Texas Club Woman 1880-1950 exhibition features club woman fashions and artifacts and presents the story Abilene women’s organizations contributions to West Texas culture and education.