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The club permitted its members to expand their intellectual and cultural horizons, with readings, musical performances, and guest speakers at their monthly meetings. The ladies of the club served as a support group for one another in times of personal tragedy, such as the loss of a loved one.  The club also participated in the wider community of women’s organizations, becoming a member of the Ohio Federation of Women’s club, often sending representatives from Hebron to the larger association meeting. One of these meetings inspired the ladies to pursue what would become their most lasting community service.<ref>Penny Myers, "Club Influenced Change in Hebron," ''The Advocate'', April, 19, 1990, 48. </ref>
 
The club permitted its members to expand their intellectual and cultural horizons, with readings, musical performances, and guest speakers at their monthly meetings. The ladies of the club served as a support group for one another in times of personal tragedy, such as the loss of a loved one.  The club also participated in the wider community of women’s organizations, becoming a member of the Ohio Federation of Women’s club, often sending representatives from Hebron to the larger association meeting. One of these meetings inspired the ladies to pursue what would become their most lasting community service.<ref>Penny Myers, "Club Influenced Change in Hebron," ''The Advocate'', April, 19, 1990, 48. </ref>
  
==Civic Improvement==[[File:Hebron municipal building.jpg||thumb|alt=Hebron Municipal building was the first home of Hebron Library in 1936|Hebron Municipal building was the first home of Hebron Library in 1936.]]
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==Civic Improvement==
  
The M&CIC also pursued community benefit in addition to their own improvement.  They held fundraiser and sales, sponsored events for parks and green spaces in Hebron, provided emotional and charitable assistance to the elderly.The foundation and support of the Hebron Public Library in 1936 would remain their most significant achievement.
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[[File:Hebron municipal building.jpg||thumb|alt=Hebron Municipal building was the first home of Hebron Library in 1936|Hebron Municipal building was the first home of Hebron Library in 1936.]]The M&CIC also pursued community benefit in addition to their own improvement.  They held fundraiser and sales, sponsored events for parks and green spaces in Hebron, provided emotional and charitable assistance to the elderly.The foundation and support of the Hebron Public Library in 1936 would remain their most significant achievement.
  
 
==Source Collection==
 
==Source Collection==

Latest revision as of 09:27, 7 February 2020

The ladies of the Mutual and Civic Improvement Club of Hebron in 1939/1940
The ladies of the Mutual and Civic Improvement Club of Hebron in 1939/1940.
The Mutual and Civic Improvement Club was a women's organization founded int he town of Hebron, OH in 1915. The organization took the place of an existing women’s club in town called the “Cross-Country Club.” [1] The group of ladies held events that, as their name suggest, was for their own intellectual and social benefit (Mutual), but community involvement (Civic Improvement) remained a key component of their mission.

Mutual Improvement

The club permitted its members to expand their intellectual and cultural horizons, with readings, musical performances, and guest speakers at their monthly meetings. The ladies of the club served as a support group for one another in times of personal tragedy, such as the loss of a loved one. The club also participated in the wider community of women’s organizations, becoming a member of the Ohio Federation of Women’s club, often sending representatives from Hebron to the larger association meeting. One of these meetings inspired the ladies to pursue what would become their most lasting community service.[2]

Civic Improvement

Hebron Municipal building was the first home of Hebron Library in 1936
Hebron Municipal building was the first home of Hebron Library in 1936.
The M&CIC also pursued community benefit in addition to their own improvement. They held fundraiser and sales, sponsored events for parks and green spaces in Hebron, provided emotional and charitable assistance to the elderly.The foundation and support of the Hebron Public Library in 1936 would remain their most significant achievement.

Source Collection

The Licking County Library preserved a number of programs, records, and files related to the M&CIC of Hebron. These include their yearly calendars, personal letters, a financial ledger and book of meeting minutes. Also included is the brief history of the Club written in 1966 by member Grace Worth.


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  1. Grace Worth, "The History of the First Fifty Years of the Mutual and Civic Improvement Club of Hebron," 1966.
  2. Penny Myers, "Club Influenced Change in Hebron," The Advocate, April, 19, 1990, 48.