720 XTF Search Results (subject=Women's Centennial Commission.;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default)'s%20Centennial%20Commission.;subject-join%3Dexact;smode%3Dsimple;brand%3Ddefault Results for your query: subject=Women's Centennial Commission.;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:00:00 GMT Women's Centennial Commission Records. Women's Centennial Commission The Women's Centennial Commission of Cleveland, Ohio, was founded in 1895 as the Women's Auxiliary of the Cleveland Centennial Commission. The group formally became a part of the Cleveland Centennial Commission on September 25, 1895, when its name was changed to the Woman's Department of the Cleveland Centennial Commission. Mary B. Ingham served as the first president, and Catherine Hitchcock Avery was chairman of the executive board. Woman's Day, a part of the centennial celebration, was held July 28, 1896. In December 1896, an aluminum casket time capsule was filled by members and sealed, to be opened one hundred years later in 1996 during the bicentennial of the founding of Cleveland. The casket was given to the Western Reserve Historical Society for safekeeping. In 1898, the executive committee of the Woman's Department became a permanent organization. Each member designated a successor, and yearly meetings were held. In 1921, a second aluminum casket time capsule was prepared, commemorating the one hundr... Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT