Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati to receive $220,000

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission approved $220,000 in state capital funds for the Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati at its quarterly meeting last week.

In 2007, the club purchased Resthaven Barn in Mariemont, a National Historic Landmark that was the founding location of United Dairy Farmers.

The state funding will help the club convert the barn's east wing into additional program and meeting space and to paint the building's exterior.

Total restoration of the barn is estimated at more than $1 million, and Carl H. Lindner and his family have donated $500,000 toward the preservation of the place where they once worked.

Founded in 1892, the Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati is the oldest continuously operating woman's art club in the United States and boasts more than 200 members.

Photo credit: Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati