Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Golden Age of the American Country Club, 1890—1929

The Philadelphia region led the country in the development of these institutions, which grew out of men’s city clubs and resort casinos.  Many early country clubs were actually located in cities, but the great suburban migration that began in the 1890s increased the popularity of the sporting life for all family members.  Country clubs became an integral part of the suburban lifestyle.  

In this presentation, Dr. Anne Krulikowski will focus on the development of the American country club until World War II and include notable examples from the Philadelphia region.

Lectures are FREE and open to the public.

A brief Society business meeting will occur prior to the start of the lecture.

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour
The Parish House, Homestead Hall
821 Homestead Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046
(east side of Old York Road, one block south of the Jenkintown Library, and one block north of West Avenue)

The lecture series is sponsored by a grant from the Jenkinstown Lyceum. For more information please call the Old York Road Historical Society at 215–886–8590.