Our Background & Building . . .
T he roots of the Duluth Woman's Club date back to 1889 as part of the growing need for women to experience cultural and civic endeavors. In 1924, Mrs. J. L. Washburn was instrumental in helping organize this single organization for women of Duluth. A constant hope of these women was to have a place they could call their own. The dream became a reality on November 4, 1936, when the Duluth Woman's Club met at its new home at 2400 East Superior Street, purchased from Alexander and Katherine Hartman.
The Hartman House is a beautiful historic red brick Tudor building with much of the original design remaining intact. It boasts solid Honduran mahogany paneling and woodwork and a unique wall-sized aquamarine hand-fired tile fireplace. The leaded-glass windows afford wonderful views of Lake Superior. The handsome deck off the Garden Room with its outdoor stairway provides an access for guests to our lovely back yard bordered by a variety of trees, shrubs and flower gardens.
Our Membership . . .
Nearly a century since the purchase of the Hartman House, the Duluth Woman's Club continues to be a gracious and friendly center. The focus of the club is to educate, provide social activities, and support our community through philanthropic projects. Our membership is comprised of residents from Duluth, Superior and the surrounding area. We are a caring community of almost 200 women, ranging in age from 30 to 100. Our club is a place where we can share friendship, knowledge and time. We provide an attractive atmosphere, a variety of experiences and promote the development of lasting friendships.
We welcome you and encourage you to join us. Simply complete the our online application for membership or download, print, complete, and drop it in the mail.