Pillar #4

Eleanor Roosevelt Comes to Tea

Teas have been an enduring feature of The Woman’s Club of Albany and a major source of fundraising. In 1929, the WCA invited Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, wife of the governor, to attend tea with other new members. Teas are now held to coordinate with the Tulip Festival and the winter holidays. In 1948, the theme of the Tea was “Turn of the Century Fashions.” Even today, members sometimes attend in beautiful hats in memory of fancier days.

1929 Eleanor Roosevelt at the WCA

1931 Enjoy Tea at the Woman's Club

From the 1948-49 scrapbook

High collars, long flowing skirts and large hats, "fashion musts" created much interest at the fashion show and tea at the Woman's Club. ... Proceeds from the party will be used to send underprivileged children to camp.

The Woman's Club of Albany

725 Madison Avenue • Albany • New York • 12208



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