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Greene Township Women's Club (Iowa County, Iowa)



The Greene Township Women's Club is located in Iowa County near the border with Johnson and Washington Counties. Its members reported that the club began as a Farm Bureau township club, but no histories of the club are available. Its oldest member Lois Eckhardt kept records dating from October 2, 1959 in her possession. At some point, the club dropped its affiliation with the Farm Bureau while remaining a social club. Club meetings were a major social event for the women where they could work together to help the community and accomplish goals, socialize, and share common interests such as sewing, cooking, and gardening. Several members of long standing are Mennonites and mix easily with other neighborhood members. Several members have left farming but continue to come to meetings to visit with old neighbors. None of the members reported having gone to college or traveled or lived far from Greene Township. (Information in this history was obtained by archivist Doris Malkmus while visiting with club members at their annual quilting bee meeting in February 1999.)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Greene Township Women's Club (Iowa County, Iowa) records

Identifier: IWA0412

Social club of Iowa County farmwomen that began as a Farm Bureau club but later dropped that affiliation.

Dates: 1959-1996