Our group welcomes all those who are interested in antiques. University Club members who are admirers and collectors are invited to join this group to study, share, and gain an appreciation of antiques. This group usually meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from September to April excluding November. December has an early meeting date. Special programs and a spring bus trip to an historic site are also planned. Yearly dues of $5 should be submitted to a co-chair.

Co-chairs:  Mary Wood (988-4425)      Helene Jones (331-0226)


  2014-2015 Antiques Programs.           NO Meeting in September

October 23

Day trip to the 1879 Guthrie Mansion in Tunnelton, IN

(We will carpool from the northeast side of the K-Mart parking lot on West Third Street. Arrive by10:45 a.m.)

Trip Coordinator: Joanne Lovell (332-7585)

We start off the year's activities with a visit to the historic Guthrie Mansion, an hour's drive from Bloomington (directions to be provided). The house was built by Alfred Guthrie, a self-made man who prospered greatly when the railroad came through. Arriving at noon, we will have lunch at the mansion, take a tour of the house and learn about the history of the area and the tunnel. Dessert will be served by the "goat stalls".

The cost of this trip is $19.00/person, including lunch and $5.00/passenger for the drivers. The trip is limited to 30 members.

Please call Joanne as soon as possible to reserve your space and let her know if you will be a driver. Mail your check, payable to "University Women's Club Antiques" to: Mary Wood, P.O. Box 2194, Nashville, IN 47448

December 11

A holiday trip to Louisville, KY, with lunch at the Brown Hotel and a visit to Locust Grove.

Leaving by bus from the K-Mart East parking lot (East 3rd Street) at 9 AM. Please arrive by 8:45.

Trip Coordinators: Mary Wood (812-988-4425), Helene Jones (331-0226), Rosemary Conley (361-3761)

After a 2-1/2 hour ride to Louisville (with a rest stop en-route) we arrive at the historic Brown Hotel for a buffet lunch, including their famous Hot Brown sandwiches. We'll have a few minutes to look around this charming hotel, then depart for Locust Grove, the loveliest historic house in Louisville. On the way, we'll have time to drive through Louisville's historic district, including St. James Court. Arriving at Locust Grove, we'll see a short film on the history of the house, then proceed on a self-guided tour with docents at various stations to discuss the rooms and the house. There will be time to visit the Museum, which houses exceptional examples of late 18th and early 19th century craftsmanship, including furniture, ceramics, textiles and more, and to shop at the Museum Store. We expect to be home no later than 6:30.

The all-inclusive cost of this festive trip is $55.00/person. Please call Mary, Helene, or Rosemary to reserve your spot. Mail your check, payable to "University Women's Club Antiques" to: Mary Wood, P.O. Box 2194, Nashville, IN 47448 To be sure of getting a spot, you may also sign up at the Fall Luncheon. Deadline is November 1st.


January 22

"Who are the Hoosiers?" Dr. James H. Madison will tell us. Meeting from 2 to 4, with afternoon tea, at IMU in the U Club President's Room, 1rst floor. Have parking ticket stamped for ½ price rate.

Program Coordinator: Carolyn Anderson (334-1716)

Dr. Madison, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of History at IU, and author of Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana has had a long-time interest in the history and people of Indiana, and has published six books on the subject. We are pleased to have him with us to discuss his latest book which asks the questions "who are the Hoosiers and what are their stories", and we look forward to his answers. Dr. Madison will bring copies of his book for signature and purchase. Please call Carolyn to make your reservation.

February 26

Selma N. Steele, Artist and Gardener: a presentation by Rachel Perry. Meeting from 2 to 4, with afternoon tea,. at IMU in the U Club President's Room, 1rst floor. Have parking ticket stamped for ½ price rate.

Program Coordinators: Carol Haywood (334-1002) and Ann Whittridge (287-8246)

TRachel Perry, former fine arts curator of the Indiana State Museum, is a leading author on Indiana art and has published five books about Indiana artists, past and present. We are pleased to have her with us to speak of Selma Steele, the wife of T. C. Steele, a trained artist who approached her gardens from a painter's point of view, and whose gardens were showcased in many of T.C.'s paintings. It was thanks to Selma that the "House of Singing Winds" has been preserved as part of the T.C. Steele State Historic Site. We look forward to learning more about her. Please call Carol or Ann to make your reservation

Before the tour, at 12:30, we'll meet for a warm lunch and good conversation at the Uptown café.

March 26

SHOW AND TELL! Meeting from 2 t0 4, with afternoon tea at 3, at IMU in the U Club President's Room, 1rst floor. Have parking ticket stamped for ½ price rate.

Program coordinators: Janet Weaver (331-7118) and Janie Harnett (339-4528)

Dig down in your trunks, open your cupboards and closets to find a treasured item to bring to this gathering. A favorite memento, historic artifact, or family heirloom would be just the thing for sharing with the group. Please call Janet or Janie to make your reservation.

April 23 and 24

Cincinnati, Ohio: Two fun-packed days in the "Queen City"

Leaving by bus from I.U. Stadium Lot #4 at 8:00 AM.

Trip Coordinators: Linda Gregory (336-5451) and Linda Burton (369-4611))

Who knew there was so much to see and do in Cincinnati? Linda and Linda did and have planned an overnight trip that has something for everyone, from history, to sports to great food and more. Here are the highlights:

A tour of Union Station and the History Museum is followed by lunch at the Grand Finale Restaurant and a tour of Spring Grove Cemetery, one of America's loveliest rural garden cemeteries and a Natl. Historic Landmark. After checking into our hotel, we depart for a Captain's Dinner Cruise on the Ohio River. Next day, after complimentary breakfast at the hotel, we tour the American Sign Museum, then visit the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. Lunch is at the first authentic Hofbrauhaus in America. A tour of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Ballpark, is followed by a visit to the world famous Rookwood Pottery Co., with its inspiring story of rebirth. We finish at Findlay Market, Ohio's oldest public market, with a guided tour and tastings from 6 specialty merchants. Departing at 6 PM, we will be home by 8:30.

Watch for further details, but mark your calendars now!

Past Antique's Group Programs - 2009 - 2013