Experience the Columbia Club at Indiana AMWA's 2015 chapter conference
The Indiana chapter of the American Medical Writers Association will hold its annual conference at the Columbia Club in Indianapolis April 10-11. The club, which was founded in 1889 and has been in its current location at 121 Monument Circle since 1925, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
In addition to the educational and networking opportunities that the AMWA conference offers, attendees will get a rare glimpse at the inside of this private club that has hosted United States Presidents, legislators, and famous artists.
The Columbia Club originally was formed to support Benjamin Harrison’s Presidential campaign but was incorporated afterward as a civic and business meeting place. The secret negotiations to bring the Colts NFL team from Baltimore to Indianapolis took place at the Columbia Club.
The 10-story building features Tudor-style architecture and an impressive collection of artifacts:
Original artwork by Indiana artists, including T.C. Steele, who was a member of the club
A piano that was played by Indiana songwriter Hoagy Carmichael, who also was a member of the club
Historical and political memorabilia
Pieces of china that belonged to Abraham Lincoln’s family
The club also contains several restaurants and other amenities.
For more information about the Indiana AMWA chapter’s 2015 conference, click here.