For at least a few years during World War One, New Hartford had an English Literature Club. Although the name would suggest that they concentrated on literature; the programs indicate the members interests were far more wide ranging.
“Australia: The Original Inhabitants”
“Knowing One’s Community”
“Electricity: Talking by Wire and Wireless”
Robert Louis Stevenson: Life and Works”
“Reading: the Suppression of Important News from “Changing America”
“Evolution of Home-Making and Home-Keeping”
and so forth, every week between October and April.