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Biddeford History & Heritage Project

Sharing the history of a proud city rising where the water falls

Thursday Club

Thursday Club meeting menu, Biddeford, 1897

Thursday Club meeting menu, Biddeford, 1897

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Biddeford Historical Society

The club movement reached its peak in the 1950's, then steadily declined. This was due in part to the success of the women's liberation movement and the evolution of women's role at home and in society.

The GFWC exists still today, but there is just one affiliated club remaining in Maine. There are still many membership organizations in the area, although most seem to be service-oriented groups. The Thursday Club died out in the 1990's, but left a lasting legacy of empowerment and opportunity for the women of Biddeford.

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