AAFSW’s January 29 program at Monroe House, headquarters of the Arts Club of Washington, was a fantastic event, enjoyed by all 48 attendees with great enthusiasm. The event began with a guided tour of the historic building with its great quantity of artwork displayed in every room. This was followed by a healthy, delicious lunch with a dessert to die for.
Arts Club President Judith Viggers Nordin gave us a fascinating account of the history of the Georgian-style Monroe House, where James Monroe and his wife resided for many years, and which became the headquarters of the Arts Club of Washington in 1916. The Arts Club, which was founded to promote appreciation for and participation in the arts, was the first club in Washington to admit women as charter members. If you would like to know more about the Arts Club and its programs, visit artsclubofwashington.org.