Watertown Women's Club

Founded in 1894 by Alice Potter Silsbee, the Watertown Women’s Club was part of the movement for women’s suffrage. Membership once numbered 500, with a waiting list to join. Club activities have included wartime military support, scholarship fundraising, and other service and social pursuits. The club still meets on a quarterly basis.

The library has digitized scrapbooks, meeting minutes, annual reports, program booklets, and other materials from the first 100 years of the Club’s history. Links to the scrapbooks are on this page; for other materials, or to see the records in person, please contact the Reference Department at (617) 972-6436.  

Watertown Women’s Club group photo