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Thursday Club

Thursday Club tea cup, Biddeford, ca. 1900

Thursday Club tea cup, Biddeford, ca. 1900

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Biddeford Historical Society

The ladies met every Thursday (hence the name) only from October to May; they did not meet during the "summer season".

One interesting aspect of the Club was the traveling silver service which was brought to wherever the meeting took place (until the Club managed a more stable "home"); then each woman brought her own teacup to the meeting. There seemed to be a certain pride in the civility of debating literature or current events over tea or coffee.

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