Welcome to the Arden Club

 Act, sing, cook, dance, garden, read, listen, swim, play, and think deeply

 

The Arden Gild Hall is located just north of Wilmington, Delaware in the utopian Arts and Crafts, Single-Tax, Garden-City community of Arden, Delaware.

The Arden Club, Inc. is the cultural umbrella group for many Gilds in the three Ardens: The Village of Arden, Ardentown, and Ardencroft, and the regional community. Most activities take place in Gild Hall, which dates back to 1850 when it was used as a barn for the Grubb family farm. It was substantially renovated in 1910 as the Gild Hall and has served as the center for dinners, concerts, theatrical performances and community gatherings.  The Gild Hall is available on a limited basis for private parties, weddings, and meetings. The grassy amphitheater of the Moonlight Theater sits to one side of Gild Hall, and the Swim Gild’s swimming pool sits behind Gild Hall.


Club News – Election Results

The results of the election of Officers held at the October 10th Annual Meeting are as follows:

President – Pat Toman
1st Vice President – Ron Meicke
2nd Vice President – Janet Cosgrove
Treasurer – Steven Curley
Secretary – Annie Schmittinger
Directors-At-Large – Ina Jacobs, Steven Harcourt, Larry Strange, Susan Stith, Sue Hudson


Isn’t “Gild” Misspelled?

About the time Arden was founded as a community, one of the utopian ideas embraced by many of the founders was the idea that words should be spelled the way they sound. So “through” is spelled “thru” and “guild” is spelled “gild.” This improvement to spelling was prevalent across America and was promoted by President Theodore Roosevelt, the Simplified Spelling Board, and others.

The Arden Club, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization open to all.