Whittemore House to host open house

Whittemore House is hosting a member appreciation and open house event Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 4-6 p.m. with hopes of attracting new members.

The open house and member celebration is free and open to all WUSTL faculty and staff. Hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken, assorted side dishes and summer beverages will be served.

“This event is an excellent opportunity to thank current members for their association with Whittemore House and to encourage other faculty and staff members to become better acquainted with Whittemore House,” said Steven P. Hoffner, assistant vice chancellor for operations.

Whittemore House, a private club for faculty, staff and friends of the University since 1969, was built in 1912 and was donated to the University in 1966 by Emma Whittemore to be used for faculty conferences and dining.

To become a member of Whittemore House, a person must be a faculty or staff member, a retired faculty or staff member or a friend of the University. Spouses and children are included in membership.

Whittemore House offers private meeting rooms, comfortable sitting rooms, a veranda and large dining room. It is available for lunch, dinner, conferences and special events such as birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions and wedding ceremonies and receptions.

For more information, call Art Casolari, Whittemore House general manager, at 935-3831 or visit whittemorehouse.org.