Merriam Homemakers Club

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Photograph of a group gathered for the Merriam Homemakers Club "Dad's Night" in 1921. The party took place in the home of Lee and Etta Cox. Eight seated women are surrounded by eight men who are seated or standing. The club, initially founded in 1913 as a "mother's club," ended in 2015. The club was an opportunity for local women to socialize, organize, and share advice.

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Photograph of five members of the Merriam Homemakers Club in 1936. The women are identified as, from left to right, Mrs. X. O. (Nellie) Meyer, Mrs. Lee (Etta) Cox, Mrs. Abe Peachy, Mrs. Frank Miller, and Mrs. Louis Stark. The women stand in a row near the porch of a house. Mrs. Cox, listed as the guest of honor, wears a flower dress and talks with Mrs. Meyer. The club was an opportunity for local women to socialize, organize, and share advice.

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