Medical Club of Philadelphia
The Medical Club of Philadelphia was founded in the Nineteenth century, as a social club of doctors devoted to non-medical interests. Lots of famous names, here.
The Annual Outings of the Club came to an end in 1956. In 1978 the January Meeting was canceled due to bad weather. The Board of Directors decided to present a Special event to make up for that meeting. The Special Events were continued in subsequent years and have become a tradition of fine entertainment:
1978 Boat tour from Penn's Landing with bar and Smorgasbord.
1979 Boat tour, approximately the same as the previous year.
1980 Riverfront Dinner Theater featuring "George M," (It was oversubscribed.)
1981 Mule Barge Tour from New Hope, with Dinner.
1982 Cocktails and Buffet Supper in the Rare Mammals Huse of the Philadelphia Zoo.
1983 Cocktails and Dinner in the University Museum, Chinese Rotunda and Upper Egyptian Gallery.
1984 Cocktails and Dinner at Longwood Gardens in the Ballroom and enclosed gardens, with fountains display.
1985 Cocktails and Dinner in the Philadelphia Museum of Art and viewing of Ars Media Exhibit.
1986 Cocktails and Dinner at Longwood Gardens in the Ballroom and enclosed gardens, with fountains display.
1987 Cocktails and Dinner in the Mummer's Museum with entertainment by The Fralinger String Band.
1988 Cocktails and Dinner in the Franklin Institute Rotunda.
1989 Cocktails and Mexican Dinner in the Ballroom of The Academy of Music, Entertainment by a mariachi band.
1990 Cocktails and Dinner in The Academy of Natural Sciences.
1991 Cocktails and Dinner in the Franklin Institute followed by a Tuttleman Omniverse Theater presentation, "The Dream Is Alive."
Scheduled for fall of 1992:
Cocktails and Buffet in the new New Jersey State Aquarium.
Originally published: Tuesday, March 24, 2009; most-recently modified: Monday, May 13, 2019