CWC History

The Cincinnati Woman's Club is an institution with a long and distinguished history; the Club celebrated its 125th anniversary a few years ago. Founded in 1894 by seven talented and accomplished women—Susannah Bailey Gest, Annie Laws, Sophia Beadle Mallon, Margaret Monfort Morehead, Clara Chipman Newton, Mary Prudence Wells Smith, and Katherine Bartlett Yergason—Club members today continue the work its founders began in the 19th century, supporting the community through educational and philanthropic outreach.

Here is a sample of some of the external activities the Club has instituted and supported over the years.