Oviedo Woman's Club 50th Anniversary

Dublin Core


Oviedo Woman's Club 50th Anniversary

Alternative Title

Oviedo Woman's Club Anniversary


Oviedo (Fla.)
Clubs--United States


The 50th anniversary celebration of the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC) in 1956. Pictured in the photograph are former OWC president Mrs. Homer Hunt; former Florida Federation of Women's Clubs (FFWC) president Mrs. Ralph Austin Smith; OWC President Helen Leinhart; former OWC president and charter member Mrs. B. F. Wheeler, Sr.; and FFWC District VII director Mrs. Cecil Norris.

The Oviedo Woman's Club was founded in 1906 as the Oviedo Magazine Club by seven charter members: H. B. McCall, Edith Meade, Georgia Lee Wheeler, Lillian Lee Lawton, Mattie Aulin Wheeler, Milcah Yonge, and Mary King. The first clubhouse was constructed in 1914 and also served as Oviedo's first library. In 1916, the club joined the FFWC and officially changed its name to the Oviedo Woman's Club. In 1923, the woman's club was federated under the umbrella of the General Federation of Woman's Clubs (GFWC). A new clubhouse was built in 1961 on property donated by R. L. Croom, a former member, which is located at 414 King Street. The Oviedo Woman's Club is involved in many civic projects, including the annual Great Day in the Country Arts and Crafts Festival, the Spring Fundraiser, Tasting Luncheons, and Celebrate Spring Teas.


Original black and white photograph, 1956: Private Collection of Beatrice Gestrich.

Date Created



Gestrich, Beatrice

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph, 1956.

Is Part Of

Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




1 black and white photograph




Oviedo Woman's Club, Oviedo, Florida

Accrual Method



History Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Oviedo Woman's Club and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project


Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Beatrice Gestrich

External Reference

"Our History." Oviedo Woman's Club. http://www.oviedowomansclub.org/our-community/our-history.html.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph



Transcribe This Item

  1. HH00252.jpg