Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wrapping on a warm winter...

SEWE has come and gone, what little winter we've had is almost behind us, and spring is just around the corner here in Charleston. This, the last full week of February is sunny and in the seventies. A little sailing was even on the table for your loyal blogger this week, though he forwent the cruise to help out at the Century Club Tea here at the Library Society on Monday.

Also, if you're not familiar with the Century Club... it was organized in 1895 as the Woman's Reading Club to host discussions of cultural and political affairs. Early members included Louisa Poppenheim, one of the first Southern women to attend Vassar and a major figure in women's activism in Charleston. The Century Club survives to this day, hosting lectures, discussions, and similar intellectual events. Your loyal blogger's much expanded knowledge about about Environmentalism in Jordan and the Middle East after attending Monday's tea than I ever did before). 

According to one member, their 1895 founding makes them the oldest women's intellectual society in continuous operation on the East Coast. All I know for sure is they are as kind as they are interesting, and the Library Society was too happy to host them.

Until next time... watch for tourists, and enjoy this warm weather!

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