• The Nineteenth Century Charitable Association

    The Nineteenth Century Charitable Association


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    About Us

    Established in 1891, the Nineteenth Century Club inspired visionary women who believed education, charitable activities, and civic involvement were vital elements in a thriving community. The spirit of the founders continues today in the work of the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association through scholarships, community outreach, and public programming in five areas: music, art, literature, science, and social sciences.
    The NCCA is the sole owner of the local landmark building at 178 Forest Avenue in Oak Park, known as The Nineteenth Century Club. The charitable and cultural activities are supported solely by our members (over 200), volunteers, and donors. Programs are open to the public and publicly advertised. Private use of the building and in house catering, Oak Park Banquets, is available.

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    Our 1928 Landmark building was designed by James L. Fyfe
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    Our Executive Chef, John "Woody" Linton, prepares meals both for our Monday Lunches and for events through Oak Park Banquets.
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