19th Century Club may be just the cultural center for you


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On Nov. 17, Allen Weinrub, a relative newcomer to Oak Park wrote regarding development proposals and other ideas for the Harlem-Ontario area. I'd like to point out that just around the corner is probably Oak Park's oldest and historic organization?#34;the Nineteenth Century Club located at 178 North Forest. Completed in 1927, the building has been the original home to just about every local charitable organization in the area. Many local groups had their beginnings through the social and community activism and advocacy of our members.

At this time, the Nineteenth Century club continues its legacy of education and benevolence through fundraising, scholarship awards and hosting nonprofit meetings, events, and fund-raisers to groups of all sizes. The club has an auditorium/theater/ballroom with seating capacity of 400. We also provide educational, cultural programs on a variety of subjects that are open to the public every Monday from October through April. The facility is available for banquets and other private events with a private chef on staff.

I'd like to invite Mr. Weinrub to visit us soon. I think he might just discover that Oak Park, through the Nineteenth Century Club, already has much of what he is looking for.


Patricia Leavy
President, 19th Century Club

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