Taking its title from the words of an ancient philosopher, the Cincinnati Woman’s Club proudly took delivery of The Life of the Future, their highly anticipated 125th-anniversary commemorative book. At 128 pages and more than a year in the making, Bookhouse is honored to capture the club’s remarkable history and legacy of continuing community service. The Life of the Future—The Cincinnati Woman’s Club explores how this organization, one of the oldest civic groups in the city, has admirably balanced honoring the past with embracing the future. Founded in 1894 by women eager to develop their full potential and make their voices heard in Cincinnati, the Club and its impact on the Queen City grew over the decades. 

The CWC continues to promote social, educational, and artistic growth in the community. Among some early successes of the club were the introduction of neighborhood playgrounds and the establishment of school gardens. Today the club continues to emphasize both education and philanthropy, still adhering to the course set in 1894. Members can take advantage of more than 400 educational programs every year and participate in a wide range of philanthropic activities.


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