There aren’t many clubs that can claim 115 years of continued activity. The Sippican Woman’s Club began in 1904. There was a three-fold objective – social, educative, and humanitarian. In 1914 they raised funds to sponsor a nursing association, providing a clinic and living quarters for the town nurse.
In 1947 the focus of their philanthropic endeavors became scholarships for Marion students, which has continued for 72 years. This year, 2019, scholarships totaling $13,000 were awarded to 23 students. The Annual House Tour is the principle fund raising activity.
The 2019-2020 season begins onSeptember 13with a popular program “The Fashions of Downton Abbey”. Karen Antonowicz, an expert in the field of Historic Costume and Textiles will give an informative presentation about the lives and fashions of the residents of Downton Abbey. We will travel through time exploring the styles of 1912 through the 1920s, an intriguing period when major changes occurred in fashion and history. This is a timely program since the movie “Downton Abbey is being released on September 20.
This program will be held at Handy’s Tavern, 152 Front Street, Marion. It begins at 12:30 pm with a finger food luncheon, followed by a short business meeting and program. Non-members are welcome for a $5 guest fee.
New members are always welcome. For more information check the website sippicanwomansclub.org and our Facebook page “Sippican Woman’s Club – official site”, and call Jeanne Lake at 509-748-0619.