Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove: Where History and Community Meet
In 1891, five years before Miami became a city, Flora McFarlane and the women of Coconut Grove formed the Housekeeper’s club, now called the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove.
As a woman homesteader and a teacher, Flora McFarlane was keenly aware of the isolation and loneliness of the pioneer women. She invited women in the community to take part in weekly gatherings. Flora stated that her goal was “to bring together the housekeepers of our little settlement by spending two hours a week in companionship and study.”
For the women of the Club, some of whom had as many as ten children, the two-hour sewing sessions provided not only a respite, but also a welcome opportunity for adult conversation and fellowship. Some of the women were well-traveled and educated. Others had little education, but possessed practical skills, common sense, and fortitude. By working together their pioneering spirit built a community. Their motto was “lend a hand.”
122 years later, that spirit remains. The Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove is a place where women come together, build relationships, and create community. We hope you’ll join us!
Coconut Grove Events: Make Your Next Event Unforgettable
If you’re planning a wedding, a party, or a business event and are looking for a breathtaking venue combined with full-service professional event planning, you’ve come to the right place. Coconut Grove Events provides full service event planning for weddings, business events, and other affairs. And through our partnership with The Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove, we are able to provide access to a breathtaking historical venue. While the building was constructed nearly 100 years ago, it has been tastefully upgraded with stylish lounge furniture, in the enclosed wrap around verandah. Warm wooden floors and the Stone Fire Place add an old county charm to any event you decide to plan at the club. Coconut Grove Events aims to create a balance, displaying the Historical significance of the Woman’s Club, while still providing modern luxuries for your events. Our design and décor professionals are on hand to assist you with the planning of your event. From Cocktail receptions with passed hors d’oeuvres, live action food stations, buffets, to formal seated dinners, there is a solution for every taste. The Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove is available for your next Party, Reception, Bar Mitzvah, Birthday, Quince, Wedding or Business meeting. Contact us today to learn more!