First picnic of the Ohio Girls' Club of Washington, D.C.   Save
First picnic of the Ohio Girls' Club of Washington, D.C.
Description: This photograph depicts the first picnic held by the Ohio Girls' Club of Washington, D.C., held at Pierce's Mill in Rock Creek Park, Spring 1918. Founded in 1918, the club provided women who were natives of Ohio, but lived and worked in Washington, D.C., with the opportunity "of forming friendships, of making their social lives more pleasant, and of entertaining soldiers, especially from Ohio, stationed in the vicinity." Social events, activities for returning servicemen, and supporting charitable causes were among the club's activities. The club disbanded in 1982. Pictured in the first row are Gladys Prince and Esther Shoemaker Wiley. In the second row is Miriam Rhinestone Rominski, and in the third row, Leona Shields. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06347
Subjects: Women--Societies and clubs--Ohio; Multicultural Ohio--Ohio Women; Picnics
Places: Rock Creek Park