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Cosmos Club

Cosmos Club

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2121 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington D.C., DC 20008-2871, United States
(202) 387-7783
cosmosclub.org
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The Cosmos Club is a private social club, incorporated in Washington, D.C. in 1878 by men distinguished in science, literature and the arts. In June, 1988 the Club voted to welcome women as members. ... Read more
Since its founding, the Club has elected as members individuals in virtually every profession that has anything to do with scholarship, creative genius or intellectual distinction. Among its members, over the years, have been three Presidents, two Vice Presidents, a dozen Supreme Court justices, 32 Nobel Prize winners, 56 Pulitzer Prize winners and 45 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Club has a full panoply of programs for every member interest. Cultural programs include evening lectures, Noon Forums, musical concerts, book and author dinners. A well-stocked library offers members a quiet haven. Among the social activities are movie nights, seasonal dinner dances and other special dinners. There are sightseeing and travel, chess and bridge tournaments and "clubs within clubs" for members with special interests— Cosmotographers, wine lovers or computer enthusiasts, for example. Members are kept informed of the activities of the Club through the monthly Cosmos Bulletin, the e-mailed weekly newsletter, and this website.

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The Cosmos is a private social club in DC. A favorite haunt of Washington's elite, the club is housed in an impressive mansion on Embassy Row. Known for attracting intellectuals, there is one wall in the club featuring portraits of all the Nobel Prize winners who have been members.

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Although the Cosmos Club is private clubhouse for exceptional scientists and academics, the stately DC mansion often hosts functions that are open to the public or to aspects of the scientific and environmental communities. The clubhouse is an impressive old structure, with beautiful hardwood interiors. If you ever get the chance to attend an event here, take it.

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