Women of Fairfield and surrounding communities who love the historic Elizabeth McElhinny House, have joined the Women's Club, in part, to help with fundraising to maintain this beautiful old home, a showplace for the community. With several fundraisers each year, and with internal departments (literary, garden, crafts, etc.) there is no shortage of fun and work.
The Fairfield Women's Club in Fairfield, Iowa was founded in 1927. Our 'clubhouse', the historic Elizabeth McElhinny House, was purchased by the club upon the death in 1931, of Elizabeth, the last remaining family member, who bequeathed $10,000 to the club for the purchase of her old family home. In 1977, the house was placed on the Iowa Register of Historical Homes. On December 19, 1977 it was entered into the National Register of Historic Places.
To provide a place for women of all ages in the community to come together for a common purpose, the maintenance of the historic oldest home in Fairfield, Iowa. This lovely structure is available to rent as a meeting place for families, service clubs, bridal and baby showers, class reunions, and more. Our caretaker, Jason, assists to that end.
By purchasing this lovely cookbook with nearly 500 family recipes, you will be helping us maintain Fairfield's lovely historic McElhinny House. Contact Julie Johnston to get yours.
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