Happy Hour With a Preservationist
Happy Hour With a Preservationist gets you behind the scenes of Minneapolis’s most interesting buildings, often including special tours of historic spaces that are not typically open the public. The cool thing is when we tour these places, many are undergoing or completing restoration (e.g. North Branch Library/Emerge, St. Anthony Falls Hydro Lab, Grain Exchange Trading Floor, etc.). Happy Hours are FREE (and we will bet that you don’t hear that often).
The Happy Hours alternate months with our Breakfast With a Preservationist series.
March Happy Hour: The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis
When: Wednesday, March 19 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Where: 410 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis 55403 (just south of Loring Park)
Cost: This event is free, but space is limited, so you must reserve your ticket(s) via Eventbrite.
The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis was founded in 1907. The six-story Clubhouse Renaissance Revival building was designed by Leon Eugene Arnal and completed in 1927. Club members use the various spaces to host breakfast meetings, forums and networking events, or to just relax with the morning paper. The club is also popular venue for social gatherings, and has hosted speakers ranging from a Thomas Friedman lecture to a Garrison Keillor talk in the Theatre.
From the lovely lounge to the grand ballroom to the inviting library, the Clubhouse boasts more than 66,000 square feet of impressive and intimate spaces, suitable for nearly every kind of activity or gathering. A $7.5 million restoration completed in 2003 added comforts and conveniences, including an expanded kitchen, a restored dining room and a new lounge bar. In May 2006, the Women’s Club celebrated the opening of a rooftop patio with unparalleled views of downtown Minneapolis and Loring Park.