Fortnightly Landing Page

An Oasis For Learning and Friendship Since 1873

The Fortnightly of Chicago is a private women’s club founded to enrich the intellectual and social lives of its members. The landmark building ensures a gracious setting where members enjoy each other’s company and a diverse array of cultural, educational, and social programs.

Introducing the Fortnightly

A dynamic group of women with a wide variety of interests

The Fortnightly, the first private women’s club in Chicago, has been an inclusive group of inquisitive and accomplished women for nearly 150 years.

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Learning and friendship for members and their guests

A wide array of luncheon and dinner programs, talks, seminars, and social events has engaged members and their guests from the beginning.

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A welcoming home in the midst of a bustling city

The Fortnightly owns and meets in the stately landmarked Helen and Bryan Lathrop House at
120 E. Bellevue Place in Chicago’s Gold Coast.

Read more about Lathrop House—the Clubhouse