Minerva Club of Santa Maria
THE MINERVA CLUB OF SANTA MARIA
The Minerva Club is one of the oldest, continuously operating women's clubs in California. It was founded on October 5, 1894 by 25 pioneer women. In 1928, Julia Morgan (the architect of Hearst Castle) designed our clubhouse which was built on the corner of Boone and Lincoln. In 1984, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2007, the city of Santa Maria recognized it as a National Landmark.
Today, the Club holds two general meetings a month along with other events for our members. We continue to work for the community - an effort started in 1894 - by holding fundraisers for local charities and each year we award scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Some events are open to the public.
Club Motto: "Higher Knowledge and Better Morals"
Club Colors: Purple and Gold
Worth Above Beauty
Club flower: Alyssum
Wisdom and Love
127 W. Boone St.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
P.O. Box 881
Santa Maria, CA 93456-0881
The Clubhouse is available to rent.
CLICK on Rental Information at top of page for details.
Contact Heidi Cole at (805) 878-3812
for reserving and scheduling.
Club Officers 2021-2022
Board of Directors
Judy Van Sant